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Abbas says aims to promote peace culture

President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday he hoped to persuade Palestinians peaceful dialogue was the way to statehood after an Israeli pullout from Gaza that militants claimed as a victory for armed struggle. Declaring the “jihad” or “holy struggle” of confrontation with Israel over, Abbas told Reuters it was time for what he called the “greater jihad” of economic revival, rule of law and talks with the Jewish state to achieve a lasting peace.Full Story

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