Palestinian President gives Israel a deadline to withdraw forces

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas has given Israel a deadline to withdraw forces from the Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem, within a year.

In a virtual address ahead of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Palestinian president said his country would work this year to resolve border demarcation and all final status issues in accordance with international resolutions. is ready. For this, Israel is given one year to take steps to return.

President Mahmoud Abbas said:

“If Israel does not return to the 1967 borders at our request, then why should we recognize Israeli domination over them.”

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He called on the world powers to take steps to ensure the guaranteed state, independence and fundamental rights of the Palestinian people. As the international community recognizes that the establishment of lasting peace in the Middle East requires the provision of security, freedom and peace to the Palestinians, it is time to give the Palestinian people its guaranteed rights.

The Palestinian president called on UN Secretary-General (SG), Antonio Guterres, to implement UN resolutions, the latest of which was issued by the General Assembly in its emergency special session in June 2018. “We are united for peace,” he said.

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President Mahmoud Abbas added that in order to formulate a global security mechanism, it is necessary to implement the recommendations of the report issued in August 2018, which included the mechanism on the borders, including the occupied Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem, in 1967.

He called on the United Nations to convene an international peace conference to pave the way for the establishment of a Palestinian state in accordance with UN resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.

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