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U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat speak  after Mitchell's meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah,in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 30, 2010. Mitchell is in the area trying to rewnew direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians since the Israeli 10-month building moratorium on Jewish settlements expired. Netanyahu has not yet said the freeze is officially over nor has he said it continues in some form, as the Palestinians say they will wait for a decision from the Arab League meeting next week to respond to the freeze expiring on 26 September. Photo by Eyad Jadallah