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March 17, 2013 10:16 am

Abbas: Third Intifada Not Necessary to Achieve Goals

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JPost – There is no need for an intifada, the Palestinians can achieve their goals peacefully, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said last week during a visit to Moscow.

“My opinion is that today there’s no need for Palestinians to go back to fighting. The balance of forces is not in our favor, so it will only lead to the country’s destruction,” he told Russia Today. “Our people can achieve their goals through peaceful means, like it happened at the UN. But it’s not easy.”

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  • Lawrence Kulak

    Abbas realizes the truth, but don’t let anyone think that he is lessening his hatred of Israel. He knows that with Hamas behind the scened he can talk peace all he wants but that it will not advance anything. He says it anyway only in order to try to make Israel look more recalcitrant.