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October 20, 2013 9:58 am

Abbas Says Time Remains to Examine ‘Tough Issues’ in Negotiations

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Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: World Economic Forum.

Ynet – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are still in the early stages. “We’re still at the beginning of the road,” he told German TV. “We have enough time to continue to examine the main and tough issues.”

The Palestinians have refused discussing the negotiations since they began two months ago and have not leaked any information from the talks. Alongside optimism, Abbas also outlined the main obstacles in the talks. “The settlement construction policy cannot go on, ” he said. “The destruction (caused by) the settlers cannot go on and the destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque cannot go on.”

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