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A SH NAH, o dan Peace between Israelis and Palestinians is still possible , Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has said, hailing US Secretary of State John Kerrys efforts to revive stalled talks.
In a speech to the World Economic Forum in the town of Al-Shunah on the banks of the Dead Sea in Jordan, Abbas on Saturday called on Israel to end the occupation of our lands, evacuate settlements and free Palestinian prisoners.
This is what will make peace and ensure security for you and for us, he said.
The Palestinian leader praised Kerrys latest efforts to revive peace negotiations with Israel, which stalled nearly three years ago.
Recently, we have seen concrete actions and tangible attempts to restart the peace process through the efforts of US secretary Kerry, and that brings us hope, he said.
Kerry on Friday urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to take hard decisions to restart talks at the end of his fourth visit to the region since he took office in February.