Abbas: Free Terrorists, Allow Weapons Imports – Then We’ll Talk (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 06/10/12)
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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has added to his pre-
negotiations demands. After telling Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
to choose “between peace and settlements,” he has reiterated his
demand for a full construction freeze, but has added demands that
Israel release terrorists and add arms to the PA police force.
“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 Netanyahu,” Abbas said at a press conference in France.
Abbas also defended his demand for a complete construction freeze,
saying it was not a true precondition. Most of the world considers
Israeli construction in Judea (Yehuda) and Samaria (Shomron) illegal,
If his demands are met, the path to true negotiations is not yet
over. “If Mr. Netanyahu agrees…. Then we will establish a dialogue,
but that doesn’t mean a negotiation,” Abbas clarified.
Israeli spokesman Mark Regev said in response, “Israel remains ready
for the immediate resumption of peace talks without any
preconditions.” (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/10/12)
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