Palestinians dismiss reported Netanyahu initiative

A Palestinian protester gestures holding a rock near an Israeli police vehicle during clashes outside the compound of the Israeli Ofer Military Prison, near the West Bank town of BetuniaPalestinians on Tuesday angrily dismissed reported remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he would like to negotiate the future annexation of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Haaretz newspaper on Tuesday quoted "an Israeli source" briefed on last week's meeting with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as saying that Netanyahu wants to resume talks with the Palestinians, with his goal being to reach understandings on the borders of settlement blocs that Israel would annex under any peace agreement.


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