RAMALLAH, Sunday, December 4, 2022 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas said today he was confident that truth, justice and peace will prevail in the end, saying the Palestinian people will not surrender and will remain steadfast in the face of the occupation.
The President’s remark was made in a televised speech broadcast by Palestine TV at the ceremony celebrating the winners of the National Certificate of Honor for Academic Diplomacy and Advocacy for Palestinian Rights, organized by the International Academic Campaign Against Occupation and Apartheid.
“Truth, justice and peace will prevail in the end. We will not surrender, we will remain steadfast in resisting the occupation,” said President Abbas. “We will expand the scope of our peaceful popular resistance, and we will take action at the international level to compel Israel to end its occupation and stop its aggression, and to hold it accountable for its crimes and breaches of international law.”
The President considered that the International Academic Campaign Against Occupation and Apartheid is an asset for justice, human values and international law, one which “affirms our legitimate right to resist this colonial occupation that practices systematic aggression against our land and people, through its terrorist soldiers and settlers.”
He said addressing the campaign, “Your efforts, in partnership with prominent Palestinian institutions, are a practical affirmation of the importance of soft power in protecting rights, justice and peace, and in supporting the Palestinian national project that is committed to a just and comprehensive peace.”