Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas listens to a news conference during a state visit to Austria in Vienna, in this April 30, 2013 file picture. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday he was still ready to extend stalled peace talks with Israel, as long as it met his long-standing demands to free prisoners and halt building on occupied land.Israel suspended the troubled, U.S.-sponsored negotiations with Abbas on Thursday after he signed a unity pact with rival Islamist group Hamas -- a movement which has sworn to destroy Israel.Palestinians accused Israel of not focusing enough during the last nine months of negotiations on drawing future borders between Israel and the future state of Palestine, and they denounced the expansion of Jewish settlements on occupied land.
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