Abbas Calls for Dialogue with Hamas

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CBNNews.com - RAMALLAH, West Bank - Speaking on the anniversary of the Six Day War, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas called for renewing dialogue with Hamas.

The PA leader called for "a national dialogue to implement the Yemini initiative [calling for Hamas and Abbas' Fatah party to reunite] to end the internal division that harms our people, [our] cause."

Abbas also rejected Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's remarks at the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) meeting in Washington Wednesday, calling for Jerusalem to be the undivided capital of Israel.

"This statement is totally rejected. The whole world knows that holy Jerusalem was occupied in 1967 and we will not accept a Palestinian state without having Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state," Abbas said.

Hamas spokesman Taher Nunu welcomed Abbas' call for reuniting the two Palestinian factions.

"We welcome this call by President Abbas to launch a national dialogue, and we consider it a positive step," he said.

Source: Ynet news

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