Borders, Truce with Israel
[WAFA is the news agency of the PLO ]
RAMALLAH, December 23, 2006 (WAFA ) - President Mahmoud
Abbas rejected Saturday document of Ahmed Yossef, the PM Ismael Haniyya's political advisor, about making a nonpermanent truce with Israel.
President Abbas told reporters in Ramallah that he "totally rejects such document" because "we are against a state with temporary borders."
He added that "we are in favor of starting a comprehensive dialogue on the final status issues with the Israelis reaching a final and comprehensive peace agreement."
Regarding the national dialogue, President Abbas said that he is ready to start a scheduled dialogue to resume the past talks in accordance with what have been agreed upon, which is the formation of a national unity government that would end the current crisis.
He affirmed that Fateh movement will support this government, even if it is not part of it.
Asked about his meeting with the Israeli PM Ehud Olmert, President Abbas said there is a Palestinian team discussing the issue with its Israeli counterpart, adding the meeting would take place during the next couple of weeks.
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