RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - FEBRUARY 17: In this handout image provided by the press office of the Palestinan President, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting with the President of the ... more 
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - FEBRUARY 17: In this handout image provided by the press office of the Palestinan President, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting with the President of the Democratic Republic of East Timor, Jos' Ramos-Horta on February 17, 2011 in Ramallah, West Bank. Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who resigned on earlier in the week was asked by Abbas to form a new government within three weeks and today Abbas spoke about how it would not be acceptable to hold elections in only the West Bank, excluding Gaza. He also said they were seaking intervention by the Security Council on the issue of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem after the Middle East Peace Quartet's last meeting failed to condemn the settlements. (Photo by Thaer Ganaim/PPO via Getty Images) less 
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