Abbas to Israel: Make peace with us and 57 other nations will follow

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October 29, 2014 20:30

 
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Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas said that if Israel "makes peace" with the Palestinian Authority, the rest of the Middle East will immediately begin relations with Israel, during an interview with Channel 10 on Wednesday.

"I say to the people of Israel: If you will make peace with us, we will come, along with 57 other Arab and Muslim countries that will immediately begin to recognize Israel and normalize relations."

He responded to increasing violence in the past week, where two people, including an infant, were killed by a Palestinian terrorist in Jerusalem, and the calls from Hamas encouraging a third intifada.

"We do not want an intifada. We are not calling for an intifada. If we were to call for one, it would have been during the 50 days of Operation Protective Edge. Has Prime Minister Netanyahu has already forgotten that during those 50 days, not a single bullet was fired from the West Bank?"

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