Abbas urges “concrete moves” to protect Palestinians

CAIRO, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday called for “concrete moves” to protect the Palestinian people and give them self-determination and independence rights.

This came in a speech delivered on behalf of him by Palestine’s Permanent Representative at the Arab League Dyab Alouh during a celebration marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Abbas urged world countries to believe in the two-state solution and recognize a Palestinian state on the 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital.

He emphasized that despite the Palestinian acceptance of international legitimacy and law for resolving the Palestinian cause by negotiations and dialogue, Israel has been shirking responsibilities since the Oslo Accord.

He also ripped Israel to shreds for its insistence on revoking the identity and characteristics of the city of East Jerusalem and enacting racial laws and stifling the Palestinian economy.

Furthermore, the Palestinian president blasted the US administration for failing to act as a fair facilitator of the Middle East peace process.

However, Abbas vowed that he would carry on efforts to unify Palestinian territories and people through planned elections due in a few months’ time, leading up to a single Palestinian authority.

Source: Kuwait News Agency