PA: No Change in Abbas' Stance toward Gaza Truce

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Despite a report in Al-Hayat that Egyptian President Sisi persuaded PA President Abbas to accept a truce agreement between Israel and Hamas, on Thursday a senior PA official in Ramallah said he was unaware of any change in Abbas' position. "President Abbas agreed with the Egyptian president that there was a need to alleviate the suffering of our people in Gaza," the official said. "But President Abbas also emphasized that Hamas was not authorized to reach any agreement with any party on behalf of the Palestinians." Abbas has voiced strong opposition to a truce between Hamas and Israel.

2018-11-09 00:00:00

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