Israel will surround the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas until he accepts the Israeli terms and recognises Israel as a Jewish state, Israel's top negotiator, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said yesterday.
Livni told Israel's Channel 10 that Israel will not release Palestinian prisoners who committed violent acts against Israeli citizens. "Israel will not release Palestinian prisoners with blood on their hands," Livni said.
Livni claimed that several Arab countries have told Israel they will not transfer funds to Abbas pointing out that she had visited friendly Arab countries 11 times in the past 50 days.
"The city of Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel and the Arab and Islamic countries do not object to that," Livni claimed.