Abbas: We won't leave our land

PA chairman vows to remain in Judea and Samaria, calls for 'peaceful popular uprising.'

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Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas reiterated the Arab determination to hold onto land at all costs.

In a meeting Monday with a delegation from the 'Organization for the Struggle against the Fence and the Settlements,' Abbas said that "we remain in our land and adhere to it. We will not leave it, and we will build our land through the arms and struggle of our people."

Following the meeting, Abbas received the organizations annual report on Israeli 'human rights violations in the territory of the State of Palestine in 2016,' as well as a population survey of Area C in Judea and Samaria.

Wafa, the official PA news agency, reported that Abbas instructed the Arabs to act in accordance with the plan to strengthen their presence on the land by stressing the importance of "the popular struggle in a peaceful way that embarrasses the occupation and exposes its criminal face to the world."

Last year, Abbas called a wave of stabbing attacks a "legitimate peaceful protest.”