Terrorism will disappear once occupation ends: Abbas

Terrorism will disappear once occupation ends: Abbas


The Palestinian President has asked the EU to shield his people from Israeli provocations, as he accused Tel Aviv of breeding fascism and the IDF of carrying out “unlawful killings.”
“Israel has turned our country into an open prison,” Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the European Parliament, accusing the Jewish government of becoming more extreme and acting in a fascist manner. “Israel is experiencing a tendency toward violence and extremism, and this is expressed in settler terrorism.”

“This is in addition to the Israeli Army’s criminal conduct, which carries out murderous operations against the Palestinians and holds itself above the law,” forcing even Israel’s heavyweight politicians to criticise Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu government about “growing signs of fascism in Israeli society,” Abbas said.
The Palestinian leader appealed to EU lawmakers for their support in taming Israel, calling on Europe to help end Israel’s rule in Palestine, and restrict Tel Aviv from provocations.
“The non-existence of a Palestinian state and the non-implementation of the two-state solution prolongs the conflict and produces extremism. We are against international terror, and the way to have the terror you face come to an end, you must bring an end to the Israeli occupation,” Abbas said.
Abbas said Israel continues to provoke violence actions from Palestinian youths and accused Israeli rabbis of calling for the poisoning of Palestinian water.
“Only a week ago, a number of rabbis in Israel announced, and made a clear announcement, demanding that their government poison the water to kill the Palestinians,” Abbas said.
“Isn’t that clear incitement to commit mass killings against the Palestinian people?” Abbas asked.
Calling for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Abbas said Palestinians “oppose any suggestion of temporary borders or an interim agreement because it’s a waste of time that doesn’t lead anywhere.” He once again reiterated that Palestine hopes to have a state based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as the capital.
The “Palestinian nation wants to live in full sovereignty […] and the EU, being a major player, is helping to create an embryo Palestinian State,” President Abbas said.
The Palestinian leader again voiced his support for the French initiative to bring all conflicting parties in for talks, saying French President Francois Hollande told him France is determined to hold a conference before the end of the year. -RT


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