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Abbas says Israel must accept foreign border force

Abbas says Israel must accept foreign border force

The Palestinian president says he'll go to direct peace talks if Israel accepts its 1967 frontier as a baseline for the borders of a Palestinian state.
Mahmoud Abbas also has told a Jordanian newspaper that Israel must accept the deployment of an international force in that state.
The comments published Saturday suggested that Abbas has eased his demands for renewing negotiations. He did not mention an Israeli settlement freeze. In the past, Abbas portrayed a freeze as crucial.
Abbas is under U.S. pressure to resume peace talks. On Saturday, he met with President Barack Obama's Mideast envoy.
Israel has refused to give the Palestinians any assurances concerning the talks.
The Palestinians want a state in lands Israel captured in 1967.


Updated : 2020-12-01 05:08 GMT+08:00