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  Tamuz 18, 5770 , 29/07/10

Abbas: No Israelis or Jews in Palestine

Ahead of the Arab League's conditional endorsement of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told reporters in Cairo that he hoped an agreement would be reached that included the establishment of a PA state within the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital and a solution to the problem of the families of Arabs who left Israel when the modern Jewish state was born.

Abu-Mazen said he was willing to have an international force such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), but added, "I will never agree that there be Jewish soldiers in NATO, and I will never agree that there will be a single Israeli among us on Palestinian soil."

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