Abbas: Israel striving to maintain West Bank status quo

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April 16, 2012 10:38

 
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday decried the continued settlement building in the West Bank, but stated that Israel is interested in maintaining the status quo.

In an interview with Palestinian news agency Ma'an, Abbas said that Israeli politicians are using the two-state solution as a slogan for the purposes of public opinion but are acting against a negotiated settlement. Evidence of this, he said, is the West Bank settlement enterprise, which he called an obstacle to the peace process.

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