Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority chief, stted that if no peace deal can be agreed with Israel and the international community cannot approve a Palestinian state, he may dissolve his governing body. Abbas said on Friday that if Israel continued to build settlements on occupied Palestinian lands in the West Bank, leading to the beakdown of peace talks, the Palestinian Authority would be disbanded. "I cannot accept to remain the president of an authority that doesn't exist," Abbas said.
Pressed on whether he would dissolve the PA, he said: "I am telling them so. I say to them welcome ... you are occupiers. "You are here, stay here, I cannot accept the situation will remain as is."