It is time to act to protect right of Palestinians: PA's Abbas
The head of the Palestinian Authority stresses the need for action aimed at safeguarding the rights of the Palestinian people
It is time to take the proper measures to protect the rights of the Palestinian people and their beliefs, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday while speaking before the Revolutionary Council (FRC).
The PA chief that the confrontation with the extremist Israeli government calls for all Palestinians to unite in the face of the occupation.
Abbas's address kicked off at 10 PM Al-Quds Time the FRC session attended by various Palestinian factions in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. The session was entitled "The Resistance if the Occupation and its Colonization in All Means is Legitimate".
"We are at a critical stage due to the regional and international developments, which requires our people and its leadership at home and abroad, as well as the Arab and Islamic nations and all the supporters of the Palestinian cause to band together to confront," the Palestinian leader said.
According to Abbas, in the face of the Israeli occupation government, the situation calls for the "bolstering of our people's steadfastness, which is the core of the confrontation of this fascism from whom we expect more violations, aggression, and crimes, whom we should work to confront, export, and thwart with our unity, steadfastness, and our adherence to our rights."
Furthermore, he stressed the need for Palestinians to uphold what was stipulated by the 1988 Palestinian national council in Algeria, underlining the importance of diplomatic, political, and media work in confronting the false Zionist narrative that contradicts the Palestinian narrative, "which we must safeguard and hand over to the upcoming generations."
Abbas then noted that the PA was "continuing to reconcile based on the principle that all Palestinian factions recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization as the sole legitimate representative of the people [...] and we will continue building institutions despite all the pressures and obstacles we are facing, and the occupation is the hardest part."
He also underscored his adherence to "holding elections that include of Palestinian territories, including the city of Al-Quds."
The leader touched on the Palestine summit held in Algeria last month, noting that the Arab summit agreed to all the resolutions requested by the State of Palestine, "especially the formation of an Arab ministerial delegation to take action at an international level to expose the practices of the Israeli occupation authorities, explain our story, to commit to implementing the Arab peace initiative, and to mobilize support for more European countries to recognize the state of Palestine, as well as the implementation of Security Council Resolution 2334 and Resolutions 181 and 194."
President Abbas concluded by saying that the PA would continue joining international organizations, demanding membership for Palestine in the United Nations, and asking states that are yet to recognize Palestine to recognize it.