Abbas threatens to resign if settlement building continues

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
December 4, 2010 11:16

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to resign as PA president if Israel continued construction of settlements in the West Bank, in a TV interview on Friday, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported Saturday.

In an interview with Palestine TV on Friday, Abbas said he would not "afford to remain the president of a nonexistent Palestinian Authority" if construction continued, according to the report.

The PA president added, “I am telling the Israelis that they can continue as occupiers, but as for me, I will not accept the status quo," Ma'an reported.

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