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Abbas' UN speech, For those who read



   "The core issue here is that the Israeli government refuses to commit to terms of reference

for the negotiations that are based on international law and United Nations resolutions, and that it

frantically continues to intensify building of settlements on the territory of the State of Palestine."


  "Settlement activities embody the core of the policy of colonial military occupation of the

land of the Palestinian people and all of the brutality of aggression and racial discrimination

against our people that this policy entails. This policy, which constitutes a breach of

international humanitarian law and United Nations resolutions, is the primary cause for the

failure of the peace process, the collapse of dozens of opportunities, and the burial of the great

hopes that arose from the signing of the Declaration of Principles in 1993 between the Palestine

Liberation Organization and Israel to achieve a just peace that would begin a new era for our




  "The reports of United Nations missions as well as by several Israeli institutions and civil

societies convey a horrific picture about the size of the settlement campaign, which the Israeli

government does not hesitate to boast about and which it continues to execute through the

systematic confiscation of the Palestinian lands and the construction of thousands of new

settlement units in various areas of the West Bank, particularly in East Jerusalem, and

accelerated construction of the annexation Wall that is eating up large tracts of our land, dividing

it into separate and isolated islands and cantons, destroying family life and communities and the

livelihoods of tens of thousands of families. The occupying Power also continues to refuse

permits for our people to build in Occupied East Jerusalem, at the same time that

it intensifies its

decades-long campaign of demolition and confiscation of homes, displacing Palestinian owners

and residents under a multi-pronged policy of ethnic cleansing aimed at pushing them away from

their ancestral homeland. In addition, orders have been issued to deport elected representatives

from the city of Jerusalem. The occupying Power also continues to undertake excavations that

threaten our holy places, and its military checkpoints prevent our citizens from getting access to

their mosques and churches, and it continues to besiege the Holy City with a ring of settlements

imposed to separate the Holy City from the rest of the Palestinian cities."

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Senior Advisor

Re: Abbas' UN speech, For those who read

Trouble is his term expired in 2009 and he no more speaks for the Palestinians than does hamas. Hamas says they don't want a 2 state solution, they want Israel gone.


Re: Abbas' UN speech, For those who read


  "The time has come for our men, women and children to live normal lives, for them to be

able to sleep without waiting for the worst that the next day will bring; for mothers to be assured

that their children will return home without fear of suffering killing, arrest or humiliation; for

students to be able to go to their schools and universities without checkpoints obstructing them.

The time has come for sick people to be able to reach hospitals normally, and for our farmers to

be able to take care of their good land without fear of the occupation seizing the land and its

water, which the wall prevents access to, or fear of the settlers, for whom settlements are being

built on our land and who are uprooting and burning the olive trees that have existed for

hundreds of years. The time has come for the thousands of prisoners to be released from the

prisons to return to their families and their children to become a part of building their homeland,

for the freedom of which they have sacrificed.



   "My people desire to exercise their right to enjoy a normal life like the rest of humanity.

They believe what the great poet Mahmoud Darwish said:

Standing here, staying here,

permanent here, eternal here, and we have one goal, one, one: to be."



Read it first hen pretend you know something

  For some reason the UN and the world outside of Mayberry believe he is speaking for the Palestinians,  You should contact the UN and inform them of your knowledge

Senior Advisor

Re: Read it first hen pretend you know something

I thought the UN operated on the rule of law.


Re: Read it first hen pretend you know something

   You are demonstrating your typical brilliance today!!!