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  11/18/2013, Kislev 15, 5774

Abbas Seeks Early Solution to Refugee Problem


At a joint press conference held today (Monday) between Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and French President Francois Hollande, Abbas said he thought that an early solution to the refugee issue was needed before peace could be spoken about. The "President of Palestine" (sic) told the press that a solution to the "problem of the five million refugees" needed to be solved before a peace settlement could be reached between them and Israel.

Abbas further noted that for a just peace, the end to the 'occupation' that began in 1967, and the establishment of a Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital, is what would guaranty security and stability in the Middle East.

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