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Mahmoud Abbas to visit Damascus

May 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics

abbasThe Palestinian President is preparing for a rare visit to Syria this Thursday.

He’s meeting Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and attempts to create a unity government between Fatah and Hamas.

Hamas Political Bureau head Khaled Mishaal lives in Damascus, but it’s very unlikely Abbas will meet him – casting doubt on how much Abbas really cares about a Fatah-Hamas unity government.

The trip comes days after King Abdullah of Jordan visits Damascus to talk about hopes for a Palestinian-Israeli peace deal.

(Photo: Abbas meets Bashar in a visit last year.)


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