Hamas agrees to a Palestinian state in the pre-’67 borders, PA President Mahmoud Abbas told Al Jazeera on Saturday.

The same day that he announced issuing preconditions for future negotiations with Israel, Abbas said that Hamas and the PA have no ideological differences in terms of negotiations with Israel.

“We agree that negotiations with Israel can only continue if Israel freezes settlement construction. There is also agreement upon protests and not violence,” he said.

Regarding future peace talks with Israel, Abbas remarked that he is neither optimistic nor pessimistic, there is no alternative.