Thursday, July 08, 2010

PA Chairman Abbas is in favor of war with Israel

From PMW 7 July 2010, by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik:

The official Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reports that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas supports negotiations with Israel today because it is the only option.

However, the newspaper [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (Fatah), July 6, 2010] quotes Abbas about the military option:

 "If you [Arab states] want war, and if all of you will fight Israel, we are in favor. But the Palestinians will not fight alone because they don't have the ability to do it."

The PA daily reports that Abbas said this at a meeting with writers and journalists in the home of the Palestinian Ambassador to Jordan...
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