Abbas says PA planning steps ‘to confront Israeli escalation,’ fumes at ‘US silence’

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Abbas says PA planning steps ‘to confront Israeli escalation,’ fumes at ‘US silence’
Status quo ‘cannot be tolerated,’ says PA president; Ramallah has accused Washington of dragging its feet on promises to the Palestinians since Biden entered office last year
By Aaron Boxerman
31 May 2022

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in Ramallah Tuesday that the Palestinian leadership is planning “steps to confront Israeli escalation,” the PA leader’s office said. Abbas’s comments during a snap visit by Safadi came in the aftermath of weeks of tensions between Israel and the Palestinians, some of them centered around the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque holy site in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Abbas slammed “daily aggression against Al-Aqsa,” as well as home demolitions and the approval of new Israeli settlement units in the West Bank by the Israeli government. “The continuance of the current situation cannot be accepted and cannot be tolerated,” Abbas said, according to the official WAFA news agency. Abbas slammed “American silence” and “international impotence” in preventing “Israeli provocations and practices.”

more............ https://www.timesofisrael.com/abbas...confront-israeli-escalation-slams-us-silence/
 
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