PALESTINIANS-ABBAS --Abbas: Israel Must Freeze Settlements; Recognize Borders of Palestinian State --Reiterates He Is Not Running For President; Criticizes Hamas

December 2009
Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition);12/16/2009, Vol. 189 Issue 4755, p6
The article discusses on the remarks of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas related to its negotiations with Israel. Abbas has stated that no negotiation will take place if Israel will not completely freeze its settlements in Palestine. It cites that Abbas' demands are part of international resolutions because he observed that Israel has no plan to end its occupation in the country. It notes that Hamas criticized Abbas for his actions of trying to obstruct the deal to gain political victory.


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