YNet News (Link) - AP & Ali Waked (July 17, 2010)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he’ll resume direct peace talks if Israel accepts its 1967 frontier as a baseline for the borders of a Palestinian state and agrees to the deployment of an international force there.
Meanwhile, Fatah has rejected a request by US Special Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell to restart direct negotiations with Israel, Fatah PR chief Mohammed Dahlan said Saturday.
Israel has not accepted the PA’s demands on security and border issues and therefore there is no reason for direct talks to resume, Dahlan said.
Notably, Fatah’s stance does not necessarily reflect the PA’s official position. Abbas is under growing pressure from the United States to resume negotiations, and met with Mitchell Saturday.