Abbas: Palestinians will not return to violence

October 28, 2011 22:42

Palestinians will not launch a war against Israel if progress is not made in the peace process, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview with Channel 2 on Friday night.

"We have to negotiate with the Israelis peacefully," he explained. "This is our ideology. This is our mentality. This is the culture of the Palestinians. We are not ready to turn back to violence."

Achieving statehood at the UN will not mean that the Palestinians will not return to negotiating table with Israel, he added.

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