Abbas tells UN Israeli actions could lead to 'one state'

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Abbas tells UN Israeli actions could lead to 'one state'
Abbas said Israel was "destroying the prospect of a political settlement based on the two-state solution" through its settlements on West Bank land it captured in the 1967 Middle East war.
By REUTERS
SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of destroying the two-state solution with actions he said could lead Palestinians to demand equal rights within one binational state comprising Israel, the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly via video link from the West Bank, Abbas urged countries to act to save the two-state formula that for decades has been the bedrock of diplomacy for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Abbas said Israel was "destroying the prospect of a political settlement based on the two-state solution" through its settlements on West Bank land it captured in the 1967 Middle East war. Most countries view the settlements as illegal, a position Israel disputes. Abbas threatened to rescind the Palestinians' recognition of Israel if it does not withdraw from the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem within a year.

more............ https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news...ne-year-to-go-back-to-the-1967-borders-680239
 

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At UN General Assembly, Abbas gives Israel one year to withdraw to 1967 lines
PA president offers to negotiate over next 12 months, but threatens to reverse recognition of Israel, press for further charges at ICJ if demands not met
By Aaron Boxerman
24 September 2021

In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas demanded that Israel withdraw to the 1967 boundaries within one year or else face repercussions. While Abbas had initially announced that he would travel to New York for the diplomatic meet, he later opted to remain in Ramallah, citing travel concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Israeli authorities have one year to withdraw from the Palestinian territory it occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem,” Abbas said in a pre-recorded video message. During this year, the PA would be willing to work with Israel on borders and other issues necessary to resolve in any Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, Abbas said. If Israel did not comply, Abbas said the Palestine Liberation Organization could withdraw its recognition of Israel within the 1967 borders. The PLO recognized those boundaries as part of the Oslo peace process in the 1990s.

more............ https://www.timesofisrael.com/at-ge...srael-withdraw-to-1967-borders-within-a-year/
 
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