Palestinian Territories

The Palestinian Authority has once again threatened to withdraw from peace talks with Israel if construction in West Bank settlements, now that the temporary building ban imposed on the region has expired, restarts, the Jakarta Post reports.

Renewed construction activity on the settlements will lead “to breakdown of negotiations and to the breakdown of the political process,” Yasser Abed Rabbo, a member of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ negotiating team, said as quoted by Jakarta Post.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.