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        11/20/2013, Kislev 17, 5774

      Katz: Abbas Won’t Back Down from ‘Law of Return’ in Talks

      Minister of Transportation MK Yisrael Katz harshly criticized PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ refusal to concede on the issue of a ‘Palestinian Right of Return’ during the present round of negotations.

      “The Palestinians (Arabs) are demanding to flood Israel with 5 million ‘refugees’, which is a pragmatic and not a tactical form of attack,” Katz explained.

      “The truth came out yet again this week when he (Abbas) responded negatively to French President Hollande’s proposal that the Palestinians concede the “Right of Return” in exchange for Israel’s continued building freeze.  He claimed that 5 million Palestinian (Arab) refugees need a just solution to be found for them,” the MK added.