OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Maariv newspaper said the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority have already entered a dead end following the disagreements between the two sides concerning the border issue.
The paper pointed out that "Israel has proposed renting the Jordan Valley area for decades but the Palestinian Authority refused that."
It quoted Palestinian sources as saying that Israel insists on imposing its control over the eastern border with Jordan.
Maariv said: "member of the Central Committee of the Fatah movement Hanan Ashrawi confirmed the news in a statement to the newspaper."
Palestinian Authority has resumed direct negotiations with Israel under American auspices, since last August, without preconditions from both sides.