Abbas: Israel's E1 settlement project will never happen

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December 22, 2012 18:13

 
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The Palestinian Authority will not allow Israeli plans to build in the E1 area of Jerusalem to be realized, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa.

Abbas said the building plans were "a red line and we will not allow it to happen."

Speaking at the opening session of the Fatah Advisory Council, the PA president said "we are holding contacts on all levels to stop this Israeli project that aims to sabotage the peace process,” as quoted by Wafa.

Abbas's comments come a day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to ignore the international community's condemnation of prospective building plans for Jerusalem across the Green Line, in an interview aired in part on Channel 2.

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