The "Palestine Papers" Revealed - by Stephen Lendman
On January 23, Al Jazeera released breaking news on its extensive "Palestine Papers" coverage, introducing them, saying:
It "obtained more than 1,600 internal documents from a decade of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations," writer Gregg Carlstrom explaining that:
"Over the last several months, Al Jazeera has been given unhindered access to the largest-ever leak of confidential documents related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." They include "nearly 1,700 files, (and) thousands of pages of diplomatic correspondence detailing the inner workings of" peace process negotiations.
Included (from 1999 - 2010) were "emails, maps, minutes of private meetings, accounts of high level exchanges, strategy papers and even power point presentations...."
Releasing them from January 23 - 26, they reveal information about:
-- the PA's willingness to concede all East Jerusalem settlements except one;
-- PA "creativ(ity)" about Islam's third holiest site, Haram al-Sharif (Nobel Sanctuary), what Jews call the Temple Mount;