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President Abbas says will continue to do ‘everything possible’ to defend the Palestinian people

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a statement at the start of a leadership meeting at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah. (Screenshot)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a statement at the start of a leadership meeting at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah. (Screenshot)
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13 May 2021 01:05:37 GMT9
13 May 2021 01:05:37 GMT9
  • Abbas says they would not accept the fait accompli that Israel wants to impose in Jerusalem
  • The Palestinian president demanded that US and Israel end to the occupation

Arab News

LONDON: President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that his government is doing everything possible to defend the Palestinian people.

The aging Palestinian leader said he was working to stop Israeli forces and settlers harming Jerusalem and other Palestinian territories.

His comments came at the start of a leadership meeting at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah to discuss the repercussions of “Israel’s aggression toward the Palestinian people.”

“The continued aggression of the occupation forces against our people everywhere, including the aggression on the Gaza Strip, exceeded all limits, throwing out all international norms and conventions,” Abbas said.

“This puts us in front of very difficult choices imposed by the national duty in defending our sanctities, our rights and our people,” he added.

The president said that “Jerusalem is a red line, it is the heart and soul of Palestine and its eternal capital, and there is no peace, security or stability except with its complete liberation.”

The Palestinian president said they would not accept the fait accompli that Israel wants to impose in Jerusalem by targeting the Palestinian presence.

He said Israel was carrying out war crimes and ethnic cleansing to remove the Arab Islamic identity of Jerusalem.

An angry Abbas, said this was being done by stealing homes and desecrating religious sites such as the Al-Aqsa mosque.

Directing his speech to the US and Israel, Abbas demanded an end to the occupation, adding that the Palestinians will never leave their homeland.

He said the Palestinian families living in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood who are facing eviction by Israel, will not leave.

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