Abbas Says US Is Preventing Palestinian Statehood

Abbas Says US Is Preventing Palestinian Statehood
Mon Dec 1, 2014 13:59:15

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is renewing his push for Palestinian statehood at the United Nations Security Council, and the Arab League said this weekend it is backing his decision to move forward with a new resolution.

The U.N. resolution would set a November 2016 deadline to end Israeli occupation, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

Abbas said he will begin consultations on a draft resolution to submit to the U.N. Security Council. He told the Arab League foreign ministers Saturday he had put off pushing for a new resolution at the request of Washington.

However, he said: “We cannot wait any longer. The status quo is not sustainable any longer, especially at a time when the Israeli government is continuing its attacks, its settlements, demolishing houses, confiscating lands, and imposing facts on the ground.”

The Palestinian Authority president accused the U.S. of preventing the establishment of a Palestinian state and urged the Obama administration to support the resolution in an interview on Egyptian television.

The last round of U.S.-brokered peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians collapsed in April.

Last summer, Israel Attacks to Gaza Strip left At least 2,000 Palestinian civilians killed in Gaza, and at least 60 Israeli soldiers died in combat.

Abbas’ statements about the new resolution comes as Palestinians and Israelis continue to clash in the streets of Jerusalem over the Zionist attacks to Al-Aqsa mosque.

Western nations have already begun to discuss ways to quell the violence in East Al-Quds. France said it is working at the U.N. for a resolution to restart peace talks. France has Western Europe’s largest Muslim and Jewish populations.

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