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Palestinian bid violates past deals, Israeli official says

Israel Materials 20 September 2011 14:38
Palestinian bid violates past deals, Israeli official says
Palestinian bid violates past deals, Israeli official says

President Mahmoud Abbas' attempt to get the UN to recognise a Palestinian state is a "mistake" that goes against past Israeli-Palestinian deals, an Israeli government official said Tuesday DPA reported.

By approaching the world body, the Palestinians are "violating both the spirit and the word of signed agreements," Mark Regev, spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told correspondents in Jerusalem.

He accused the Palestinians of using the UN gambit to "avoid negotiations."

"Ït's impossible to impose peace from the outside. It won't happen," he said.

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