Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that the Palestinian Arabs will thwart the plans of the Netanyahu government to “take control of additional Palestinian territories” and stressed that there will be no security as long as the Palestinian Arabs are deprived of their rights.
In a speech to mark the 58th anniversary of the beginning of Fatah's armed resistance against Israel, Abbas said, "The occupation committed more than 50 massacres against our people in 1948 and destroyed more than 500 Palestinian villages, and it still acts as a colonialist occupying force and commits crimes of ethnic and racial cleansing and violates international law and international humanitarian law."
"Recognizing the State of Palestine within the 1967 borders and agreeing to the State of Palestine joining the United Nations as a full member is the only way to establish a comprehensive and just peace and protect security and stability in the region and the world," he claimed.
Abbas also said that "the plans of the extremist and racist Israeli government to annex and swallow more parts of our Palestinian land will inevitably fail thanks to our firm stand on our land, and just as we thwarted the Deal of the Century, we will thwart the plots of this colonial occupation."
In a message to Israel, the PA chairman said, "Wake up before it's too late, and know that your aggression will bring you neither security nor peace."
He commented on the UN’s decision to approve an event commemorating the “Nakba” this year, describing it as "the strongest UN response to the fake Zionist narrative, since there is no more just truth than the Palestinian narrative that has been rooted in its holy land for more than 5,000 years."
"I congratulate here your sons, the heroes of the popular resistance in peaceful ways, who are defending themselves, their families, their country, their identity and their homeland in the face of the aggression of the occupier and its murderous terrorist settlers," said Abbas, in praise of Palestinian Arab terrorists who carried out attacks against Israelis.