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Abbas: Fatah and Hamas both reject violent action "right now"

“[President Abbas said]: ‘Fatah and Hamas are not far apart in terms of politics and security, in terms of agreement on the 1967 borders and the rejection of armed resistance right now. But Hamas goes as far as a dangerous agreement to temporary borders, which is not acceptable.’ [He added:] ‘We are unable to confront Israel militarily, and this point was discussed at the Arab League Summit in March in Sirt (Libya). There I turned to the Arab states and I said: 'If you want war, and if all of you will fight Israel, we are in favor. But the Palestinians will not fight alone because they don't have the ability to do it.' He [Abbas] said: 'The West Bank was completely destroyed (i.e., in the PA terror campaign 2000- 2005, the “Intifada”) and we will not agree that it will be destroyed again,' in addition to 'the inability to confront Israel militarily.’”

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