Abbas: I won’t allow a new intifada

[ 20/04/2011 – 03:26 PM ]

TUNIS, (PIC)– De facto Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said that he would not allow the outbreak of a new intifada (uprising) against Israeli occupation.

Abbas, speaking to Tunisian journalists on Wednesday during his current visit to Tunisia, said that as long as he remained president of the Palestinian Authority he would not allow the eruption of a new intifada.

“I won’t allow any security or military flare-up in the West Bank or any other Palestinian area,” he said, adding that he wants to preserve the life of the Palestinians. “Those who speak about resistance or armed intifada let them do that away from the Palestinian people,” he said.

Abbas also said that the PA was interested in resuming serious negotiations with Israel over “key issues”.

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