WORLD Palestinian president says to reconsider deals with Israel, US


Palestinian president says to reconsider deals with Israel, US


05:07, May 14, 2020


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the General Debate of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Xinhua)

RAMALLAH, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Wednesday that the Palestinians will reconsider the deals and understandings reached with both Israel and the United States.

"We extended our hands to a just and comprehensive peace based on the resolutions of the international legitimacy. We still have a hope to achieve this but this won't last for too long," said Abbas.

Abbas referred to the "ongoing violations that the Israeli government is practicing, besides continuing the crimes of settlement, which is a war crime under international law."

He accused Israel of turning its back to the signed agreements that had been reached with the Palestinian side.

Abbas also noted that "Israel, which is encouraged by the United States, is planning to annex lands in Palestine, mainly in East Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley.

"This fact will compel us to reconsider all the agreements, treaties and understandings which had been either reached with the state of occupation or with the United States," said Abbas.

He warned that the Palestinians won't consider or abide by all these agreements and understandings "if the Israeli government declares the annexation of any part of our lands."

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