Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Saturday accused
“The solution which
“This type of solution only reinforces the occupation and colonisation and is aimed at preventing the creation of an independent Palestinian state,” Abbas added.
He said the Israeli measures were continuing despite the relaunch of US-sponsored peace negotiations in
Abbas called for the international community to “lift (the peace process) out of the ruins created by Israeli policies so that we can reach our objective and have a peace deal before the end of the year”.
The international community “must assume its responsibility and save the peace process and realise that if
“The next few months are going to be decisive. Reaching the end of the year without reaching a peace deal will trigger a new era of tensions in the region.”
Abbas called on Arab leaders to re-endorse a peace plan that they initially adopted in 2002 offering
“Re-endorsing the plan must accompany a move by the international community to force
“The success of negotiations is dependent on
He also condemned the “barbaric Israeli attacks” which have killed dozens of people in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in retaliation for Palestinian rockets launched into southern
Abbas hailed a Yemeni initiative for a reconciliation between the Islamist Hamas and his Fatah party which was expelled from
The Yemeni initiative appears to have little chance of success due to the different interpretations of the agreement by the rival parties.
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