Hamas on Abbas' Speech at UN: It Does Not Reflect the Grave Challenges
Hamas calls President Mahmoud Abbas' speech at the United Nations a "re-production of the course of impasse and failure."
Hamas said that the speech delivered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations on Friday constituted “a clear and explicit recognition of his incapacity and failure to make any achievement through the Oslo track he is pursuing.”
Hamas added that the speech "does not reflect the grave challenges the Palestinian cause is facing under the ominous Oslo Agreement."
The Movement also pointed out that what was stated in the speech regarding the elections "is not true," pointing out that Abbas "intended to thwart the general elections, not postpone them, as he claims."
It also considered that "giving ultimatums is nothing but a continuation of the failed policy of waiting, which enabled the occupation to impose more faits accomplis on the Palestinian territories."
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave the occupation authorities an ultimatum of one year to withdraw from the occupied territories of 1967 during a speech broadcast at the United Nations General Assembly session on Friday.
Abbas said the Palestinian Authority will resort to the International Court of Justice if "Israel" does not withdraw within a year.
Should "Israel" fail to do so, “we will go to the International Court of Justice as the supreme international judicial body, on the issue of the legitimacy of the occupation of the land of the Palestinian state,” Abbas said.
Abbas also warned that undermining the two-state solution, which enjoys international legitimacy, will open the door wide to other alternatives that the reality on the ground will impose on everyone.
Abbas said that the Palestinian Authority was engaged in “constructive dialogue” to resume full ties with the United States and ensure that the occupation adheres to signed agreements.