Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Abbas: Final Status Agreement Guarantees Our Rights

Note: Read carefully-there is no, none, nada movement of Abbas off his deal breaking positions of over a decade!

Abbas: Final Status Agreement Guarantees Our Rights

RAMALLAH, January 1, 2014 (WAFA) – Marking the 49th anniversary of the Palestinian Revolution, President Mahmoud Abbas stressed his commitment towards restoring the Palestinian rights and the termination of settlement building by diplomatic means.
In his speech, which was broadcasted on the state TV, Abbas asserted that the negotiations with Israel are part of our people’s struggle aimed at reaching a final peace agreement. He also confirmed his objection to an interim or transitional state solution that could prolong the Israeli occupation.
“We negotiate with Israel to reach a solution that leads to a Palestinian state within the 1967 occupied territory, with Jerusalem as a capital. We negotiate to reach a fair solution to the refugees’ issue based on the UN Resolution 194 as stated in the Arab Peace Initiative”, said Abbas.

Abbas greeted the ‘steadfastness’ of the Palestinian refugees in Syria, Lebanon and the Diaspora.
He also highlighted the need to deploy international forces in the Palestinian Territory after signing a peace pact in order to reinforce security and to protect Palestinians from any Israeli assaults.
Meanwhile, the president called to reinstate the national unity and called upon the Gaza-based Hamas to work together with him to put an end to the seven-year national division.
He also called to create a government of technocrats and to set a date for legislative and presidential elections.
Abbas made reference to the 1965 Revolution by saying it was a success; its ideas of adhering to the national rights and aspirations have been successful from one generation to another.

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