Abbas Says He Can Accept Israeli Military in West Bank for 3 Years


abbas-mapPresident Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority said in an interview shown Tuesday that he could accept an Israeli military presence in the West Bank for a three-year transition period as part of a peace deal. But Mr. Abbas said “whoever proposes 10 or 15 years for a transition” was not serious about an agreement.

The question of who should be responsible for security, particularly in the Jordan Valley, and for how long, has been central in the American-brokered peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians that started this summer. Read more.

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