Abbas: Israel can withdraw within 3-year period
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has said an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territory should take place within a three-year period under any final Middle East peace deal.


"Those who are proposing 10 to 15 years (before a withdrawal) do not want to withdraw at all," Abbas said in an interview screened on Tuesday at the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) taking place in Tel Aviv. "We say that in a reasonable time frame, no longer than three years, Israel can withdraw gradually," he said. (AFP)