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Palestine to submit protest note over settlers’ incitement against President Abbas


RAMALLAH, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (WAFA) -  Palestine is about to finalize a protest note to be submitted to the United Nations Security Council over Israeli settlers’ incitement against President Mahmoud Abbas, announced Palestine’s permanent representative to the United Nations Riyad Masnour.

Masnour said that a protest note to be submitted to the UNSC over Israeli settlers’ threats to assassinate Abbas in addition to recent intrusion into the Dome of the Rock and raids into official institutions, particularly the Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA), was nearing completion.

The note, he explained, would be delivered to the President of the UNSC and through him to both the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) María Fernanda Espinosa in order to call on the international community to shoulder its responsibility in this regard.

He noted that the Council of Arab Ambassadors to the UN is scheduled to convene tomorrow to evaluate the recent failure of the US-sponsored draft resolution condemning Hamas to secure an overwhelming majority at the UNGA.

Masnour made his remarks during an interview with Voice of Palestine radio station.

Israeli settlers reportedly hung posters with Abbas’ picture in the middle of a gun target circle at the Huwwara crossroads in southern Nablus, calling for his assassination.

The posters, which were not removed by Israeli soldiers deployed in the area, read “supporter of terrorists”, in reference to Abbas and called for his killing.


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