Abbas: Jerusalem Is Not for Sale (VIDEO)

Palestinian youth hold a Palestinian flag outside the Aqsa Mosque in the Haram al-Sharif. (Photo: ActiveStill.org, file)

“Jerusalem is not for sale,” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared on Thursday as he denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the US embassy there.

In a speech before the UN General Assembly, Abbas called on Trump to rescind that decision, as well as his move to cut financial aid to the Palestinians, saying they undermined the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Abbas said:

“With all of these decisions, this administration has reneged on all previous US commitments, and has undermined the two-state solution.”

He also criticized Israel for promoting “apartheid” by passing in July the “racist” Jewish nation-state law, which he said, “crossed all the red lines”.

He commented:

“This law will inevitably lead to the creation of one racist state, an apartheid state and thus nullifies the two-state solution.”   

In his speech, Abbas also urged the UN-backed International Criminal Court to investigate alleged crimes by Israel.

(AJE, PC, Social Media)

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