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News Brief

  6/8/2014, Sivan 10, 5774

Abbas: PA to Participate in Managing Transition


Chairman of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mahmoud Abbas, currently visiting Egypt in honor of Abed Fattah el-Sisi being sworn in as the country’s new President, said on Saturday that the unity government arose from within the PA and that it will not come about without the presence of its army along the border between Gaza and Egypt.

“If the PA does not take part in managing the transition- there will be no unity government,” Abbas told a local television channel. This, so that the entire transition takes place above board: moving of necessary items will take place only through border crossings and not through illegal underground tunnels.