Palestinian president vows to appeal Israel’s law at UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas participates in the Palestinian Central Council meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)'s National Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he rejects US mediation for Palestine-Israel peace talks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday vowed to appeal Israel’s controversial law of Jewish nation-state at the UN.

Speaking in a televised program, Abbas said he rejects the US mediation for Palestine-Israel peace talks and emphasised that there would no meeting with the U.S. until it reverts its decision to recognise Jewish settlements and Jerusalem as an Israeli capital.

Underlining that the Oslo Accords would not continue if the current situation persists, he called on Hamas to allow the national unity government of Palestine to carry out its activities in the Gaza Strip.

The Jewish nation-state Law defines Israel as a Jewish state with a “united Jerusalem” as its capital. It has also promoted Hebrew as the only official language, stripping Arabic as an official language while recognising its “special status”.

(Source / 19.08.2018)

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