Kuwait News Agency (kuna)
July 23, 2008 - 4:50pm

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is serious about withdrawing Palestinian forces from Nablus if Israel does not stop executing incursions into the city, a Palestinian official said Wednesday.
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat told the Voice of Palestine radio station that the Palestinians would not allow the continuation of incursions into Palestinian cities, especially Nablus, adding that that was to the disdain of the Palestinian authority.
Israel Army forces have executed incursions into Nablus many times over the past two weeks. On Monday, it arrested 26 people, including Member of the Legislative Council Mona Mansour.
Israeli forces broke into and damaged mosques, schools, shops, charity and humanitarian organizations, and a large number of homes.
Meanwhile, Erekat announced that Abbas would not be meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday, pointing out that the talks would instead be held during the first week of August.


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