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Abbas Continues to Stall Peace Talks With Ultimatums

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PA President Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost/Reuters – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday he was ready to hold dialogue with Israel if it freed prisoners and re-armed his police, but there could be no full peace talks without a freeze on West Bank settlements.

“We recently told them that if Israel accepted to free prisoners and allow us to re-arm the police then we would again sit at the same table as [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu,” Abbas said.

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