I have looked at the Palestinian and Israeli online newspapers under a magnifying glass for about eight years now, and I have not found Abbas to be very reliable, but this, it just couldn't have been pulled out of the air. It fits with Israeli bullying perfectly. Unfortunately, Abbas should have made this conversation public immediately but he didn't.
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from the article: Diskin to Abbas: Defer UN vote on Goldstone or face 'second Gaza'