The Associated Press
June 4, 2008 - 5:35pm

The lead Palestinian peace negotiator says only a miracle will bring a peace deal with Israel by the year-end target.

Ahmed Qureia says the two sides have been discussing all the issues at the heart of their 60-year conflict. But he says gaps still exist.

Speaking in the West Bank on Wednesday, Qureia said he thinks progress can be made this year. But he says he doesn't think a deal can be reached this year "unless there is a miracle."

Israel and the Palestinians renewed talks at a U.S.-hosted November summit. The sides have set a year-end target for a deal.


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