Abbas calls Peres to wish him a happy new year

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
September 13, 2012 23:31

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called his Israeli counterpart on Thursday night to wish him a happy holiday and a happy new year.

President Shimon Peres thanked Abbas for his blessing and said, "I know the past year was a difficult year, but we must not give up... we must continue to strive for peace."

Abbas stressed to Peres that the Palestinian people also yearn for peace.  

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