"He congratulated efforts exerted to bring together Fatah and Hamas, noting that this move serves the Palestinians issue and their legitimate struggle to gain their rights".
In more full moon news, the National is reporting that Egypt is hoping to schedule Palestinian national unity talks for later this month.
And the beat goes on as Abbas peddles his wares to willing hosts as all hell breaks loose just as Israel desires.
Palestinian fury as Abbas stalls Israeli war crimes vote
Published Date: 05 October 2009
By Ben Lynfield in Jerusalem
PALESTINIAN president Mahmoud Abbas is facing a wave of anger from his own people after foiling a United Nations resolution that would have brought Israeli officials closer to prosecution for alleged crimes during last winter's Gaza war.
Critics say it is one of the worst blunders Mr Abbas has made during his four-year term.
"Many people here believe it's treason," said Iyad Sarraj, director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme in Gaza City. Gaza is still reeling from
Israel's Operation Cast Lead last winter that left almost 1,400 Palestinians dead, most of them civilians.