May 8, 2011 - 12:00am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that national unity is the best way to make comprehensive peace and achieve the two-state solution.

"We are ready to resume peace negotiations if the Israeli government accepts the peace references and halts settlement construction," Palestinian official WAFA news agency quoted Abbas as saying.

Abbas statements came during his meeting in Ramallah with the members of the Jewish-American J Street pro-peace advocacy group.

Abbas said that anyone champions the two-state solution should recognize the Palestinian state on the lands occupied in 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Fatah signed Wednesday an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation agreement with the Gaza-ruling Hamas movement to end the four-year- long political division.


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