By Jennifer Lipman, January 28, 2011
Tony Blair has expressed concern that the Palestine Papers were leaked in order to destabilise the situation in the Middle East.
The former British Prime Minister who is now Middle East envoy for the Quartet, told the BBC’s Today programme that the documents were likely intended to be “extremely damaging” to the Palestinian leadership.
The papers, released by Arabic news channel Al-Jazeera earlier this week, have shed light on concessions allegedly offered by the Palestinians to Israel in 2008. However Mr Blair warned that the importance of the documents should not be overstated.