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Palestinian president to address UN following sham Trump 'peace' deal

Mahmoud Abbas speaks during the 74th United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2019 [Getty]

Date of publication: 30 January, 2020

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Mahmoud Abbas will address the UN Security Council in the next two weeks to discuss his rejection of Donald Trump’s peace plan for Israel-Palestine.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will visit the UN within two weeks to address the Security Council on his rejection of the new US plan for the Middle East, his ambassador to the body said Wednesday.

At that time a draft resolution will be submitted to the council, Riyad Mansour told reporters, without specifying a date for the visit.

He said Abbas would take part in an Arab League meeting on Saturday and an African Union summit in February.

Before coming to the UN the president might also meet with European Union officials, Mansour said.

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The diplomat expressed hope that by then agreement would have been reached on a draft resolution.

Palestinians have rejected the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan unveiled Tuesday by President Donald Trump, after having boycotted the President’s administration since December 2017, when he officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The plan has been widely recognised as giving Israel generous concessions, including giving it control over Jerusalem as its "undivided" capital and allowing it to annex the settlements it has built on Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Meanwhile, key Palestinian demands, including a state along 1967 borders and right of return for refugees have been outright denied.

The plan also calls for Palestine to halt the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into Israeli war crimes against Palestinians, and for Arab governments to end any boycotts or BDS action against Israel.


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