Israel accused of “bad intentions” by Arab League

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Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa has said peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians are ”going no where” due to Israeli’s ”intransigence”.

According to Egypt’s official news agency, MENA, Moussa said the resumption of peace negotiations between the two parties would “not end” unless the Palestinian situation could be resolved.

The Arab League chief, who is meeting with officials here to discuss the controversial Israeli settlement policy in East Jerusalem, said Israel’s construction of Jewish settlements in disputed territories revealed Israel’s “bad intentions.”

The meeting comes as the Israeli Housing Ministry announced a proposal to construct more than 800 housing units in the area of Jerusalem which the Palestinians regard as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Israel has continued to build houses in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, despite an agreement made at the American-sponsored Annapolis conference late last year.

The US, Israel’s staunchest ally, has criticised the move, saying it could hamper peace efforts. Panapress .

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