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Palestinian President Abbas: We have no secret to hide

Arab World Materials 24 January 2011 17:38
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday his government has no secrets to hide, following documents published by al-Jazeera that allegedly show Palestinian negotiators offering Israel unprecendented concessions over occupied East Jerusalem.
Palestinian President Abbas: We have no secret to hide

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday his government has no secrets to hide, following documents published by al-Jazeera that allegedly show Palestinian negotiators offering Israel unprecendented concessions over occupied East Jerusalem, DPA reported.

"We would like to reiterate that we have no secret to hide, and all that that we negotiate or proposals offered to us we share in detail with Arab States, together with documentation, and all the Arabs know this," Abbas told reporters following a meeting in Cairo with Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak.

His comments follow those of other Palestinian officials that have questioned the authenticity of documents published Sunday night by al-Jazeera.

Al-Jazeera said that over the last several months it had been given unhindered access to 1,684 confidential documents, including minutes of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, emails, reports, preparatory notes, draft agreements, maps and "non papers."

The German Press Agency dpa was unable to verify independently whether the documents were real.

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