Abbas claims he wants a demilitarized Palestinian state

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday said that he supports a demilitarized Palestinian state, the security of which will be maintained by police forces and not military forces, Kan News reported. “I want a demilitarized Palestinian state along the 1867 borders without an army, I want unarmed policemen to hold clubs and not weapons. Instead of planes and tanks, I prefer to set up schools and hospitals and allocate budgets and resources to social institutions,” said the PA chairman, according to Kan News, which cited two sources who attended the meeting.
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