Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas 'against' possible new Netanyahu government

AFP
Oslo, Norway Published: Sep 19, 2019, 11:17 AM(IST)

File photo: Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas Photograph:( Reuters )

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'Our position: against Netanyahu,' Abbas said during a visit to Oslo when questioned over his preferences for a new Israeli government.  

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Wednesday he would be against a new Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu, after elections left him tied with his main challenger and raised the prospect of negotiations to build a unity government.

"Our position: against Netanyahu," Abbas said during a visit to Oslo when questioned over his preferences for a new Israeli government.  

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