Yesterday, we told you that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told Palestinian head Mahmoud Abbas that he is willing to meet in order to discuss the end of Palestinian violence. Now, JNS reports that Abbas has responded with typical anti-Israel sentiment:
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he is prepared to work with Israel to stop what he called “mutual incitement,” yet accused the Jewish state of “settler assaults” on holy sites in Jerusalem.
“We want to hear the Israeli government a clear statement that it believes in the two-state solution,” Abbas told Romanian journalists who visited Ramallah on Tuesday, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If it agrees to this, the beginning of the solution will be ready and we will negotiate about the other issues.”
Abbas’s remarks came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is prepared to clear his schedule to meet with Abbas in Jerusalem this week. Abbas said last week that he would meet with Netanyahu “at any time.”