Abbas: Talks with Hamas ‘inevitable,’ but not with Israel | Middle East | Jerusalem Post

“National dialogue [with Hamas] is inevitable and we are prepared for it,” Abbas told the cabinet ministers, adding that presidential and parliamentary elections would be held on time in January 2010.

Abbas reconfirmed that he would not return to the negotiating table with Israel unless all settlement activities, including “natural growth,” were halted.

via Abbas: Talks with Hamas ‘inevitable,’ but not with Israel | Middle East | Jerusalem Post.

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