Abbas ready for talks with Israel

Palestinian leader says he is ready to negotiate if settlement building is halted.

    Abbas says talks will be on condition that
    Israel stops building settlements [EPA]

    They also urged all sides not to squander the opportunity provided by the administration of Barack Obama, the US president.

    Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesperson for Abbas, announced on Monday that Palestinians "would not deal with any Israeli government unless it is completely committed to peace".

    In a statement published by the official Palestinian news agency, WAFA, Abu Rudeineh said the Palestinian side was fully committed to a two-state solution.

    "We will not deal with an Israeli government unless it is committed to comprehensive peace, the two-state solution, the road map, the Arab peace initiative and stopping settlements," the statement said.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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