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‘Over my dead body,’ Abbas reportedly says amid Gaza ceasefire talk

‘Over my dead body,’ Abbas reportedly says amid Gaza ceasefire talk

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly lambasted a potential ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, saying such a deal would only be reached “over my dead body” and drawing a scathing response from Hamas.

“If the agreement is signed without the PA’s permission, it is illegal and constitutes treason,” Abbas said in private conversations, Channel 10 reported on Tuesday citing a senior member of Abbas’s Fatah party.

“Over my dead body will there be a ceasefire and calm between both sides,” Abbas said, according to the source.

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