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May 23, 2015 4:00 pm

Abbas Reaffirms Commitment to Two-State Solution, Blames Israel for Blocking Peace

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said Israel is blocking peace by continuing to expand settlements. Photo: STR/Flash90.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said Israel is blocking peace by continuing to expand settlements on occupied territory, but reaffirmed his support for a two-state solution based on the pre-1967 border.

“What prevents the achievement of this desire is Israel’s continuation of its occupation and settlement activity and imposing realities on the ground,” said Abbas, speaking at a regional World Economic Forum conference in Jordan.

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