Reports: Abbas to give up settlement condemnations for peace talks

PNN/ Ramallah/

Israeli reports on Thursday claimed that the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, will make concessions to smooth talks with the Israeli occupation.

According to Yedioth Aharonot Israeli newspaper, senior economic advisor to Abbas, Mohamed Mustafa revealed on Thursday  said Abbas’ agenda includes steps to curtail measures condemning the Israeli occupation at the UN and the Hague for war crimes against the Palestinians.

Reports add that Abbas will reportedly give up calls to freeze Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and Samaria so as to resume peace talks with Israel.

“We’d better focus on giving a real chance to the new administration,” added Abbas’ advisor.