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  2/19/2014, Adar 19, 5774

MK Steinitz: Abbas Learns His Tactics from Rouhani


Minister of Strategic and Intelligence Affairs MK Yuval Steinitz (Yisrael Beytenu) sharply attacked PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, according to an interview in this morning's (Wednesday) Israel Today.

Steinitz was referring to the occasion earlier this week where Abbas spoke in a conciliatory manner with a delegation of Israeli students who were in Ramallah, saying "Abbas has learned Rouhani's 'smile tactics', and is using them to confuse the Israeli public."  Steinitz also spoke out in opposition to an idea that would provide for a designated amount of 'Palestinian refugees' to enter Israel to live as part of a permanent agreement. 

"No one in the government will agree to accepting one 'refugee' - not even one," he affirmed.