Monday, October 21, 2013

Abbas: Israel has transformed political conflict into religious one

BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 20 Oct — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview with a German television station that he blamed Israel’s “demands in East Jerusalem” for having “transformed the conflict’s political nature into a religious conflict in a region already burdened with sensitivities.” Abbas said that he rejected any attempt to make the Palestinian-Israeli political conflict a religious issue “on the basis of our rejection of extremism and terrorism in all its forms.”
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