PALESTINE TO FILE DEMARCATION BID AT UN SECURITY COUNCIL

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to seek the UN Security Council to issue a resolution that determines the borders of the future Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 boundaries. (Photo: Press TV)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas seeks UN Security Council resolution that determines the borders of the future Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 boundaries. (Photo: Press TV)

Jerusalem, 16 Muharram 1436/9 November 2014 (MINA) – The Palestinian president says he is set to ask the UN Security Council to issue a resolution that determines the borders of the future Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 boundaries.

In a recent interview with Palestinian television, Mahmoud Abbas said the resolution, which will be submitted to the Security Council later this month, would define the entire occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Palestinian territory, Press TV quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Sunday.

“We’ll demand a timetable for ending the occupation, and the process of applying to UN institutions, including the International Criminal Court, will continue. We demand recognition of our rights,” he noted, adding, “This is a long battle, and God willing, we’ll obtain our rights.”

Palestinians are seeking to create an independent state on the territories of the West Bank, East al-Quds, and the besieged Gaza Strip and are demanding that Israel withdraw from the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Tel Aviv, however, has refused to return to the 1967 borders and is unwilling to discuss the issue of al-Quds.

Meanwhile, Abbas has recently called on the Security Council to condemn the Israeli regime’s escalating violence at the al-Aqsa Mosque in al-Quds.

Tensions have been running high at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in al-Quds over the past few weeks.

Palestinians are extremely angry at Tel Aviv’s raids as well as its new restrictions on the access of Palestinians to the mosque, considering the move as part of the Israeli regime’s plan to Judaize and desecrate the holy Islamic site. (T/P3/P2)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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