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  8/26/2014, Av 30, 5774

U.S. Opposes Abbas's 'Withdrawal Deadline' Plan


The United States said on Monday it was against Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas’s plan to go the United Nations and ask it to set a deadline for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.

“We support President Abbas’s objective to achieve a two-state solution, but we believe that if the Palestinians resort to the ICC, it will badly damage the atmosphere with the very people with whom they ultimately need to make peace,” said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.