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Palestine’s Abbas urges motion towards ‘Israeli aggression’

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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday accused Israel of getting “crossed all purple traces” within the occupied West Financial institution and east Jerusalem, and urged world leaders to place an finish to its actions.

The worldwide neighborhood should “defend” the Palestinian folks and “put a cease to Israeli aggression… (and) unilateral actions”, the top of the Palestinian Authority advised an Arab League assembly in Cairo.

“Israeli intransigence and practices have crossed all purple traces”, he stated on the gathering attended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

Final 12 months was the deadliest 12 months within the West Financial institution for the reason that United Nations began monitoring casualties within the territory in 2005.

The Israeli-Palestinian battle has seen at the least 43 Palestinians — together with attackers, militants and civilians – killed this 12 months, in response to AFP figures.

9 Israeli civilians together with three youngsters, and one Ukrainian have been killed over the identical interval, in response to an AFP tally primarily based on official statements.

In a video handle, UN Secretary Basic Antonio Guterres affirmed the worldwide physique’s “clear place towards unilateral actions,” citing “unlawful settlements in east Jerusalem” particularly.

Sisi — whose nation retains its conventional function as a Center East mediator – vowed to “proceed to work with the 2 sides of the battle to revive the political course of and restore calm within the West Financial institution and Gaza”.

Abdullah, whose nation acts as custodian of Muslim and Christian holy websites in Jerusalem, stated Arab leaders “should galvanise efforts to assist the resilience of our brothers” within the Palestinian territories.

US President Joe Biden advised Abdullah final week that Washington helps a “two-state resolution” within the Palestinian-Israeli battle.

“Mr. Biden tells me he helps a two-state resolution, however then does nothing in any respect,” Abbas added.

A two-state resolution would imply the dismantling of Israeli settlements within the occupied West Financial institution, in addition to the partition of Jerusalem, which Israel refuses because it considers the town its undivided capital.

The Arab League is itself cut up on relations with Israel since 2020 when the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco normalised ties with the Jewish state beneath the US-brokered Abraham Accords, years after Egypt and Jordan had solid relations.