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Abbas hints that violence is an option

Abbas at press conference following meeting with Egyptian President Mubarak:
“[President Mahmoud Abbas] stated that the Palestinian leadership has seven options, the first being the option of direct negotiations. President Mahmoud Abbas said: ‘We shall give negotiations the opportunity that they deserve, and if they fail, the other options will follow one after the other.’ He emphasized that there can be no talk of renewing direct negotiations with Israel without a complete halt to settlement in Jerusalem and all Palestinian areas.”