Talks may resume

JERUSALEM (AP) - Palestinian negotiators have dropped their demand that 396 Muslim deportees stranded in southern Lebanon be returned before Middle East peace talks can resume, an adviser to the negotiators said yesterday.

'We say all the people should return. We want it and it will be good, but this is not the condition,' Faisal Husseini told Israel's army radio. A spokesman for the deportees said the negotiators would be considered traitors if they returned to peace talks.