Abbas calls for full Palestinian Statehood

2010-04-25 08:36 BJT


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he rejects the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with temporary borders.

He called for an open dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, saying time for a so-called two-state solution is running out.

Abbas on Saturday rejected a recent proposal, apparently from Israel, for a temporary state but did not elaborate.

Abbas urged Israel to resume what he called "serious negotiations".

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has called for an "open political dialogue" between Palestinian groups and both Israeli and Jewish organisations around the world. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has called for an "open
political dialogue" between Palestinian groups and both Israeli
and Jewish organisations around the world. (AFP/Abbas Momani)