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Palestinian president blames Israel for tension in meeting with Blinken

2023-02-02 11:01:23       source:CGTN

February 1, 2023

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday told U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the Israeli government "is fully responsible for the current tension and violence in the Palestinian territories".

Abbas made the remarks during a meeting held at the presidential headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah with Blinken, who is on a three-day Middle East visit that started on Sunday, the official Palestinian news agency (WAFA) reported.

"The Israeli government is responsible for the deterioration on the ground today because it has undermined the two-state solution and violated the signed agreements," Abbas was quoted as saying. 

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