Abbas: Israel must withdraw within 3 years

Jan 28, 2014, 11:33 AM EST
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is pictured during a meeting with the Speaker of Lithuania's parliament Seimas at the parliament in Vilnius on October 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS
AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas laid down a marker on Israel's military presence in the West Bank, saying he would only accept it for a three-year transition period should a peace deal be reached to end the conflict between the two sides. The future of the security situation in the West Bank is a big question in talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

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