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Ramallah, West Bank - Palestinian President Ready To Work With Trump For Peace

Published on: December 31, 2016 08:30 PM
By: AP
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives to lay a wreath on the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during a ceremony marking the 52nd anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman -Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives to lay a wreath on the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during a ceremony marking the 52nd anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman -

Ramallah, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is willing to work with President-elect Donald Trump to reach a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel.

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Abbas spoke Saturday at an event marking the anniversary of his Fatah party.

He said “We want to emphasize our willingness to work with the newly-elected American administration… to achieve peace… based on a two-state solution.”

Abbas thanked the U.S. for its U.N. abstention vote last week, which allowed the Security Council to adopt a resolution declaring Israeli settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians illegal.

The two-state solution has been the basis for peace talks under the past several U.S administrations.

Trump’s election platform didn’t mention a Palestinian state and his choice for ambassador to Israel has strong ties to the West Bank settler movement.



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 Dec 31, 2016 at 08:45 PM ALTERG3 Says:

Here we go, abbas already said he's ready for peace & bibi didnt.

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 Dec 31, 2016 at 09:40 PM grandbear Says:

#1That land was never palestine, there never was a country called palestine that had a govt. #2 abbas will talk the talk in order to keep the US money flowing into his bank acc.

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 Jan 01, 2017 at 08:15 AM HankM Says:

Can't wait to see how Trump handles this child

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