Abbas calls for revision of agreements with Israel


Ramallah (UNA-OIC) � Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) meeting in Ramallah on Sunday for a revision of the agreements signed between the PLO and Israel.

In his speech at the opening of the 28th session of the Palestinian Central Council, President Abbas said: We will not accept what the United States is going to propose to us, and we will reconsider our relations with Israel."

"We will maintain the gains of the Palestinian state, internally and externally, and we will get engaged in any serious peace negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations to end the occupation," he said.

In his address to the session of the Council, under the theme of "Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the State of Palestine", Abbas said: We are meeting here to defend Jerusalem and protect Jerusalem. We are at a dangerous moment and our future is at stake."

"We will not leave and we will not commit mistakes of the past. This is our country from the days of the Canaanites," he affirmed, pointing out that "Israel has ended the Oslo agreement, and therefore the Central Council needs to think of where should we go from here?

President Abbas also said he cannot accept to have an authority without power, nor would he accept to allow the occupation to continue without any cost.

He stressed the commitment to the two-state solution on the basis of international legitimacy, the Arab Peace Initiative and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, as well as stopping the settlements and not to take unilateral measures.

"We will continue to go to the Security Council to get full membership," he said, adding that it is recommendable the Council rule out any role for the US in mediating a peace solution between Palestine and Israel, after the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the occupying power.

Source: International Islamic News Agency