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Abbas: No peace deal in 2008

Israel and the Palestinians will not reach a peace deal in 2008, Mahmoud Abbas said.

“I don’t think it’s possible to clear an accord by the end of this year, as both the U.S. and the Israeli administrations are now busy with other matters and the very short time does not allow for striking such a deal,” Abbas said, according to Reuters.

Israeli President Shimon Peres said last month that a peace deal was unlikely this year.

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