””””GAZA, May 27 (Xinhuanet) -- A senior Palestinian official Tuesday denied
report that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had demanded the upcoming meeting
between his Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
””””Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Cabinet Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo
told "Voice of Palestine" radio that "these are all Israeli lies," and "they
want to hold President Arafat responsible for their failures in implementing the
””””Israeli media earlier reported that a high-ranking Palestinian official
said Arafat had asked Abbas to postpone his talks with Sharon until an executive
committee session was held to discuss the meeting's agenda.
””””"In fact, Israel has asked for postponing the meeting until further notice,
due to some unknown reasons," Abed Rabbo stated.
””””He added that the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Movement
(PLO), chaired by Arafat, would convene on Tuesday to discuss the latest
political developments and the arrangements of the Abbas-Sharon talks.
””””Commenting on some Israeli officials' opinion that Israel doesn't have to
commit to all of the roadmap's elements, Abed Rabbo said ”°this is expectable,
the Israeli cabinet involves hard line movements that are a major support to
””””"Sharon considers the Palestinians as a threat to their plans and projects,
that's why they keep carrying out their killing operations and razing
Palestinian-owned lands and houses," he added. Enditem