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Palestinian president calls Peres ‘brave’ partner for peace

Shimon Peres (right) hugs Mahmud Abbas during a 2007 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland © AFP/File

Ramallah, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Sep 28 – Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas hailed Shimon Peres as a “brave” partner for peace and sent his family condolences after the Israeli ex-president died earlier Wednesday, the official Palestinian news agency reported.

“Abbas sent a message of condolence to the family of former president Shimon Peres, expressing his sadness and sorrow,” WAFA reported.

“Peres was a partner in making the brave peace with the martyr Yasser Arafat and prime minister (Yitzhak) Rabin, and made unremitting efforts to reach a lasting peace from the Oslo agreement until the final moments of his life.”

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