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President Abbas’s speech at UN a turning point – presidential spokesman

President Abbas’s speech at UN a turning point – presidential spokesman
Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh.

RAMALLAH, Thursday, September 23, 2021 (WAFA) - Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said today that the important speech of President Mahmoud Abbas tomorrow before the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly will constitute a turning point and a new opportunity for the region.

He told Voice of Palestine radio that the speech will be very clear and will talk about the Palestinian issue and the relationship with Israel and with the US administration. It will also include a call for the international community to assume its responsibilities in light of international resolutions that have not been implemented and the Israeli government's rejection of peace.

Abu Rudeineh explained that the diplomatic activities that began with President Abbas’s meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and the tripartite summit that was held in Egypt that brought him together with the leaders of these two countries are going to continue, in addition to the diplomatic activities of the envoys and delegates to the Arab League and other international organizations, to get the world to shoulder its responsibilities for obstructing the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, and the continuation of the crimes of the Israeli occupation due to Israeli and American indifference.

He explained that the current state of paralysis in the region and the intense tension put matters at a crossroads, which requires taking important steps, and continuing contacts with Jordan and Egypt, as well as contacts with the US administration, in order to hold an international peace conference and implementation of the UN resolutions.

The presidential spokesman criticized the Islamic Hamas movement for targeting President Abbas before he delivers his UN speech, accusing it of adopting a strategy that goes in line with Israel’s attempts to delegitimize the Palestinian leadership.

He said the blockade on the Palestinian leadership continues, particularly the financial blockade, stressing that this will not weaken the leadership and it will be foiled, just as it foiled attempts by the former US administration under Donald Trump to sidestep the leadership.

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