Erekat: France to Continue Support for Palestine

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat on Monday praised the French position toward the Palestinian cause, saying France would continue supporting Palestine.

Erekat told the Mawtini radio station that French President Francois Hollande had informed President Mahmoud Abbas that France would support a future Palestinian resolution for statehood at the UN Security Council.

He said that during Abbas’ trip to Paris for Sunday’s anti-terror march, Abbas delivered a letter to Hollande from Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

In the letter, the prisoners spoke of their solidarity with the French people in the wake of last week’s attacks. They also condemned the Israeli government’s “terrorism” against Palestinians, Erekat said.

He added that French media had covered the Palestinian people’s solidarity with France during the anti-terror march.

On Sunday, Abbas traveled to Paris to march with world leaders and hundreds of thousands of people in the wake of deadly attacks in France the previous week.

Palestinians held their own solidarity marches in Ramallah and Gaza City.

(Ma’an – www.maannews.net)

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