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Palestinian Authority: Palestinians to Never Again Negotiate with Israel

Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas speaking at a lectern (Photo: wikicommons/ Peter Fedynsky)

As Palestinians continue to attack Israelis, their leadership has also rejected peace with Israel. The Times of Israel reports that Mahmoud Abbas' foreign minister said that the Palestinians will never again negotiate directly with the Jewish state, while also warning of greater unrest:

In a striking rejection of relentless international efforts to broker new talks, Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said Monday that the Palestinians will “never” return to direct negotiations with Israel...

“We will never go back and sit again in a direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations,” Malki told a press conference. He is visiting Japan with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who was due to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later Monday...

And he warned that without international involvement, a vacuum will be left that may end up being filled by the Islamic State jihadist group...

Israel blames incitement by Palestinian leaders and media as a main cause of the violence. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Abbas of fomenting terrorism, in part with false allegations that Israel intends to change the status quo at the contested Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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