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  Shvat 21, 5773 , 01/02/13

UN Report Strengthens PA Refusal to Talk

The Fatah faction of Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority said, Thursday, that it "does not see any real opportunity to resume negotiations while [Israel's] policy of expanding settlements continues, especially in Jerusalem, which could destroy the principle of two-state solution." The announcement came on the heels of a call by the United Nations Human Rights Council for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria (Shomron).

Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi said, "We are very encouraged by this open assessment of the Israeli violations."

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