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US special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell (L) and Saeeb Erekat, Senior Palestinian negotiator (R), wave as Mitchell arrives to the to the West Bank town of Ramallahh, before his meeting with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, 08 May 2010. The Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) executive committee and Fatah central committee approved the resumption of proximity 08 May in Ramallah. Both agreed to participate in the proximity talks with a majority of votes, the member of the executive committee of the PLO Yasser Abu Rabbu confirmed in a press conference after the meeting. Photo by Issam Rimawi