"Our demands for the cessation of settlement activities, the lifting of the siege (of Gaza) and an end to all other illegal Israel policies and practices do not constitute arbitrary preconditions in the peace process."
- Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas
"If Israel fails in its commitment to continue freezing its settlement activities, then it would expose the negotiation process to collapse and it will shoulder the full responsibility before the regional and world public opinion, as well as the American sponsor for wasting this valuable opportunity which was made possible by a major American effort."
"Our policy now is to resume a natural pace of building.
- Naftali Bennett, director-general of YESHA, a settler bloc of municipal councils in the West Bank and Gaza