snooks - ya rekon this is going to work?

  1. Yak
    13,672 Posts.
    These blokes cant even agree to talk amongst themselves and nut out a solution - how the h*ll are they ever going to do it with the Israelis???

    Palestinian sources: Abu Mazen refusing to meet Arafat

    By Arnon Regular, Nathan Guttman and Yossi Verter, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Agencies

    Quoting senior Palestinian sources, Israel Radio reported Monday that Palestinian Prime Minister designate Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is refusing to hold any further meetings will PA Chairman Y*sser Arafat, and is determined not to commence his premiership until Arafat agrees to grant him real powers.

    The sources also claimed that Arafat's bureau has started to look for possible replacements for Abbas, who has until Tuesday night to present his new government.

    The sources also reported that the United States, the European Union and various Arab countries have all be pressuring Arafat to show some flexibility toward Abbas, allowing him to meet Tuesday night's deadline.

    With the deadline looming, Abbas reiterated Sunday night an ultimatum he has used at least three times in the past week, according to Palestinian sources. He once again told Arafat he has no intention of being prime minister under imposed conditions.
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