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October 25, 2005
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Mahmoud Abbas is sincere about wanting peace with Israel, a senior aide to Ariel Sharon said. “In the meetings with Abu Mazen in which I was present, he spoke of a settlement with Israel — on his terms, of course. He does not want terror. I believe that his statements are heartfelt,” Maj. Gen. Yoav Gallant, the Israeli prime minister’s outgoing military secretary, told Yediot Achronot in an interview Monday. “But between that and implementation, there is a huge rift.”

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