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Abbas says talks with Hamas have failed

Moderate Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said Monday talks aimed at getting the Hamas-led government to implicitly recognize Israel have failed to produce agreement and he will now call a national referendum on the issue, a participant said. “The dialogue has ended without results and we have no choice but to go ahead with a referendum,” Khalda Jara of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian cited Abbas as telling participants at a meeting of Palestinian factions that included Hamas. She told The Associated Press that Abbas did not immediately set a date. Full Story

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