Abbas rules out talks with Hamas, says Gaza heading to catastrophe

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rules out dialogue with Hamas, says that without international support Gaza is heading into disaster. "I shall not accept dialogue (with Hamas), based on a fait accompli," Abbas said, referring to Hamas' repeated calls to resume talks on a national unity government. Abbas, speaking at an international donors conference in Paris, said Gaza is already "close to catastrophe," and would head into disaster without continued international aid.