Abbas: 'Relationship with Israel has hit dead end'

PA chairman demands international community ignore Pres. Trump's announcement, recognize 'Palestine.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called on the European Union to collectively recognize "Palestine" as a legitimate country, claiming only international recognition will advance peace and the "two-state solution."

According to News 12, Abbas met a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) representative in his Ramallah office, telling him about recent developments in Judea and Samaria following US President Donald Trump's recent announcement.

Earlier this month, the US said it will rely on Israeli courts to determine the legality of towns in Judea and Samaria.

Abbas claimed that the US' sudden turnaround contradicts international decisions on the matter and harms the area and the process of reaching a solution.

He called on the international community to preserve the existing agreements and the international legitimacy upon which the "political process to end the occupation and create an independent state of Palestine with eastern Jerusalem as its capital and within the pre-1967 borders is based."