Mahmoud Abbas Calls Shimon Peres

FILE : Israeli president Shimon Peres (R) welcomes his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas during the first meeting of Israeli and Palestinian heads of state ever to be held in the President's Residence on July 22, 2008 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Jan 26 (KATAKAMI.COM / ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) — Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called President Shimon Peres on Wednesday to express his condolences for the death of his wife, Sonia Peres.

The two reportedly discussed issues related to negotiations, during which Peres told Abbas: “I am grateful to your firm stance against provocative attempts to delegitimize the Palestinian Authority and the peace process.”

Abbas responded, saying: “You and us together must stand like a barrier against these efforts. The peace process should not be destroyed.”  (*)

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