The Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams will hold another meeting this week, a senior Palestinian official close to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and involved in the ongoing peace talks with Israel told Israel Hayom on Monday.
According to the official, negotiators have agreed to delay talks on a number of core issues. He said that if progress was achieved on issues such as the borders of a future Palestinian state and security arrangements, talks on other issues might be pushed off past the nine months allotted for the negotiations.
The official said that while there had been no breakthrough in the negotiations, there had been positive progress.
Officially, both Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have rejected talk of an interim agreement. Netanyahu has said that the goal of the talks is a peace deal that ends all the claims of the conflict.