ABBASThe Palestinians will agree to extend the time frame for negotiations with Israel only if Israel freezes construction in the settlements and frees additional Palestinian prisoners, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly said on Monday.  Abbas told Meretz party leader MK Zahava Gal-on during a meeting in Ramallah that if negotiations failed he would “put the keys on the table and turn to international institutions,” Hebrew media reported reported, hours after Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics published new data indicating that construction in the West Bank more than doubled during 2013. MORE