New York, MINA – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday (26/9) urged the international community to end Israeli aggression in Palestine.
“What would you do if someone tried to take your country’s land and how would you react,” Abbas told the UN General Assembly, Anadolu Agency reported.
“The international community must uphold its responsibility to end this aggression and arrogance,” Abbas said.
“It’s time to implement the resolution adopted by you, if not all of these resolutions are of no use,” he added.
Abbas stressed, Palestinians would not surrender to the Israeli occupation and he hoped the UN would adopt only one resolution out of many taken on Palestine.
He also said Palestine was a “constructive player” in the international community and deserved to be a full member of the United Nations.
“Jerusalem will always remain the eternal capital of Palestine regardless of any scheme and action,” he said and reiterated his support for a two-state solution.
He further said, Jerusalem remained the heart of an eternal Middle Eastern conflict, with the Palestinian people hoping that the East Jerusalem occupied by Israel since 1967 would eventually function as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.
Abbas supports UN-sponsored peace negotiations between the two sides, and insists he will not accept US mediation.
The Israeli-Palestinian peace process collapsed in mid-2014 because Israel continued to refuse to stop building West Bank settlements and accept pre-1967 borders as a basis for a two-state solution.
Abbas has ruled out any role for Washington in peace negotiations since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in late 2017.
“The Israeli occupation will definitely end and the Palestinians will continue to call for respect for their rights,” he concluded. (T/Ast/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)