Israel must leave Palestine within a year
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has given Israel a year to withdraw from occupied Palestinian territory. With this ultimatum to the country, he has said that he will never recognize the Jewish state on the basis of the pre-1967 borders. AFP and Reuters news.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the 7th session of the UN General Assembly last Friday. In his speech, he set a deadline for Israel.
In a virtual speech, Mahmoud Abbas called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to convene an international peace conference to resolve the conflict between Israel and Palestine and establish peace in the Middle East.
President Abbas said, “We must say that the occupiers must withdraw from the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, in 1961, within a year.” Palestine is ready to work throughout the year.
Mahmoud Abbas said that if this could not be achieved, then why should Israel be recognized on the basis of the 1967 borders? He added that the Palestinians would go to the International Court of Justice to legitimize Israeli actions in occupying Palestinian territory.
However, Israel has ignored these statements of the Palestinian leader. Occupying Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdogan, said Abbas had once again proved that his words had no relevance. He said those who truly support peace and reconciliation do not threaten such misleading ultimatums on platforms like the United Nations.
The report says that the peace process in the Middle East has stalled to find a bilateral solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis.
President Abbas accused Israel of thwarting efforts to find a bilateral solution to the Palestinian-Israeli crisis. In a speech via video link from the West Bank, he called on the international community to work to preserve that formula.
Mahmoud Abbas said Israel was occupying the West Bank during the 1967 Middle East war and was continuing to establish illegal Jewish settlements there. Through this, Israel has destroyed the future of reaching a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis on the basis of a two-state solution.
Although the international community considers Israel’s actions a violation of international law and illegal, the country disagrees.
In his speech, President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of spreading the poison of racism against the Palestinians. But Israel has denied it.
Most analysts believe that a move to form a state with Israel-Palestine would not make sense. This is not possible due to religious, political and demographic reasons. In particular, Israel’s view is that if the idea of a state is established, it will crush its desire to form an independent Jewish state.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden reiterated his support for the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis in a speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. He said it would ensure the peaceful presence of a Jewish and democratic state of Israel alongside a logical and democratic Palestinian state.