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PLO agrees indirect talks with Israel

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    Obama’s 1st attempt to broker peace can now go ahead

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, is seen during a meeting with the PLO executive committee and the Fatah central committee, held in order to approve the beginning of proximity talks with Israel in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday.
    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have given their backing for indirect peace talks with Israel.Saturday's decision came after a three-hour meeting of PLO and Fatah officials in the West Bank. It was announced by Jibril Rajoub, a leading Fatah member.
    The decision removes the final obstacle to the Obama administration's first sustained on-the-ground peace effort.
    The move was expected since Abbas has said he is interested in pursuing such negotiations.
    Obama envoy George Mitchell will shuttle between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders for up to four months to try to narrow the vast differences on what a Palestinian state should look like.
    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for more details.