Abbas: Peace in 2008 or Else

Typical terrorist mentality.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged the US on Monday to make good on its promise to work for a Middle East peace settlement by the end of the year, warning that there would not be any future chances.

Abbas spoke following a closed door meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah in the Jordanian capital of Amman and warned that if the Bush administration didn’t make good on its pledge to “make 2008 the year to broker peace, then there will never be any future chances to achieve this goal.”

The Palestinians and Israelis are negotiating a final peace settlement, which the Bush administration hopes would lead to the creation of an independent Palestinian state later this year.

The US “must understand it is to play an active role, not just as a supervisor, by intervening directly to help make peace,” Abbas told reporters. He also urged Israel “to stop escalating the situation in the Palestinian territories and stop all attacks in the Gaza Strip, including firing missiles there.”

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