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Abbas: We rejected all ‘transitional solutions’ for Palestinian state

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said today that he rejected all transitional solutions and the introduction of temporary borders for the aspired Palestinian state.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum which kicked off this morning in Jordan, he said that those who advocated such ideas should stop doing so.

“We emphasis our rejection of any transitional solutions and what is called a state with temporary borders,” Abbas said.

He said these temporary borders would divide the Palestinian people and their land.

Abbas called on the international community to help introduce a deadline for the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

He said he was committed to a just and comprehensive peace and the two-state solution, which would open the door for the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Abbas also called for solving final status problems, including the issue of Palestinian refugees and prisoners.

“Israel’s continued occupation and settlement building hinders all this,” Abbas said.

Seated in front of Abbas was Israeli President Shimon Peres, who attended the World Economic Forum in Jordan, along with more than 900 business leaders and foreign politicians.

Discussions in the forum, which ends tomorrow, are due to focus on the economy and youth problems in the Middle East.

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