Abbas At UN: Israel Promising Palestinians “A New Catastrophe”
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asked for a UN upgrade to a sovereign country and said Israeli settlement policies would lead to catastrophe.
“Despite all the complexities of the prevailing reality and all the frustrations that abound, we say before the international community there is still a chance – maybe the last – to save the two-state solution and to salvage peace,” Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly.
But he warned the 193-nation assembly that Israel was “promising the Palestinian people a new catastrophe” if it continues with its current Jewish settlement policies in the occupied West Bank.Click here for reuse options!
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