Palestinian negotiator: Israel talks won't be extended past April deadline

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A Palestinian delegation led by President Mahmoud Abbas has visited Cairo to meet the Arab League – a day after the bloc described the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks as being “in crisis”.

Tensions have escalated since Friday when a Palestinian civilian was reportedly killed by Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip.

On the sidelines of the talks in the Egyptian capital, euronews correspondent Mohammed Shaikhibrahim asked the Palestinians’ chief negotiator Saeb Erekat whether the April 2014 deadline would be extended.

“The US administration set a deadline of nine months to reach a comprehensive peace deal. We won’t allow this period to be extended, even by a minute – contrary to what some media outlets have reported,” Erekat told euronews.

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