Egypt says Palestinians should get ready for post-April 29
Badr Abdel Atty, Foreign Ministry spokesperson - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO : Spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Badr Abdel Atty stressed Thursday that the Palestinians should get ready from now to what will take place after April 29, the deadline set for reaching a Palestinian-Israeli peace deal.

The Palestinians should be alert and avoid the repetition of what has taken place after the second Camp David summit in 2000 when the Israeli side blamed late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for the collapse of the summit, Abdel Atty said at a press conference at the Middle East News Agency headquarters.

Peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis began last July with a target date of April for a final agreement.

He made clear that what is being proposed now at the Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations do not meet the minimum limit of legitimate Palestinian rights.

Current indications are not encouraging in light of the continued Israeli settlement activities and the repeated storming of Al-Aqsa mosque and so the Palestinian leadership should be alert.

He said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is on the way to Washington for talks with President Barack Obama.

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