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POLITICS: Abbas Sees Difficult Mission After Win

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posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 10:56 PM
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Mahmoud Abbas has declared himself the winner in the Palestinian election Sunday. Exit polls showed he won by a wide margin. After 4 years of bloodshed, peace talks can now be renewed. Abbas gave his acceptance speech in the West Bank city of Ramallah. He says it will be a difficult mission to build their state and achieve security for the people and reach their goal of a independent state.
 



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RAMALLAH, West Bank - Mahmoud Abbas declared victory in Palestinian presidential elections on Sunday after exit polls showed him winning by a wide margin, giving him a decisive mandate to renew peace talks with Israel, rein in militants and try to end more than four years of Mideast bloodshed.

The victory of the staid and pragmatic Abbas, who opposes violence and has the backing of the international community, was expected to usher in a new era, after four decades of chaotic and corruption-riddled rule by Yasser Arafat who died Nov. 11.

"There is a difficult mission ahead to build our state, to achieve security for our people ... to give our prisoners freedom, our fugitives a life in dignity, to reach our goal of an independent state," Abbas said in an acceptance speech in the West Bank city of Ramallah.




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Now that Abbas has won the election peace talks will be back on the front burner. 2005 should be an interesting year for peace and peace treaties. Abbas says it will be difficult but I think with many people wanting peace a agreement will come soon and a treaty signed by years end.

Lets give this some time to work its self through.

[edit on 9-1-2005 by Banshee]




posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 11:54 PM
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Originally posted by Ycon

Now that Abbas has won the election peace talks will be back on the front burner.

Why? He openly refers to the yehudis as the Zionist Enemy. He tells terror groups that right now is not a good time to kill jews (but later?...) What makes you think abu mazan will seek peace? What does he have to offer the Isrealis anyway? THey are already pulling out of the west bank, and he has said he wants what arafat wants, a return to the pre-war borders, a palestinian capital in jersusalem, and the right of return of all palestinians into israel. How is he going to achieve peace with that? Its already been established that there will be no right of return, and only barak offered anything like a Capitol in Jerusalem.

Here is an interesting opinion peace on it from krauthammer


Remember, below, its a V for Victory, not the Peace Sign.




posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 12:26 AM
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All we can do is hope for a peaceful solution. Atleast Sharon is willing to talk to Abbas



 
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