Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel in an interview with Channel 2 that aired in its entirety Friday night.
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Abbas said that "there is no justification for rockets from Gaza or anywhere else," adding that "rockets attacks are in vain because they do not bring peace any closer."
Abbas also said that Palestinians will work towards achieving statehood through "diplomatic and peaceful means" only and under no circumstances will they employ "weapons or violence."
"As long as I am sitting here, in this position, there will not be a third Intifada," Abbas said.