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Abbas accuses Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing’
“It is a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people via the demolition of their homes,” Mr. Abbas said in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
“We won’t solve our conflict with libelous speeches at the U.N.,” Mr. Netanyahu said.
Israel conquered the eastern part of Jerusalem from Jordan during the 1967 Mideast War. It later annexed it, but the move has not been internationally recognized. The Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state in the West Bank.
“Intensive consultations with the various regional organizations and the state members” were under way, he said.
The Palestinians will apply to the General Assembly for nonmember state status. That stands in sharp contrast to last year, when they asked the Security Council to admit them as a full member state, but the bid failed.
Palestinian officials said their bid is likely to be submitted on Nov. 29.
However, Mr. Abbas said he was “speaking on behalf of an angry people,” who believed they were not winning their rights despite adopting a “culture of peace and international resolutions,
“Israel gets rewarded while [it] continues the policies of war, occupation and settlements,” he said.
He claimed that Israeli actions threatened to undermine the Palestinian Authority to the point “which could lead to its collapse.”
Palestinian officials said that their bid for recognition likely be submitted to the General Assembly on Nov. 29, after the U.S. presidential election. Mr. Abbas has sought to avoid entangling the Palestinian statehood bid in U.S. presidential politics.
Appealing to other nations for their support, Mr. Abbas asked world leaders to help avoid a new “catastrophe” in Palestine.
“Support the establishment of the free state of Palestine now, and let peace win before it’s too late,” he said.
“We have started intensive consultations with the various regional organizations and the state members in order for the General Assembly to take a decision granting the state of Palestine the status of nonmember state during this U.N. session,” he said.
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