Abbas calls for 'international protection regime' for Palestinians

AFP , Wednesday 28 Oct 2015

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the special meeting of Human Rights Council at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland October 28, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday in Geneva for the creation of a "special regime" for the protection of his people, as a wave of deadly Israeli-Palestinian clashes showed no sign of abating.

Abbas called on the UN, "more urgently than any time before, to set up a special regime for international protection for the Palestinian people, immediately and urgently."

The current wave of Palestinian protests and repression by Israeli troops started in late July when 18-month old toddler Ali Dawabsha was burned to death and three other Palestinians severely injured after their house in the occupied West Bank was set on fire by Israeli settlers.

The parents of the toddler, Riham and Saad, and their other son Ahmad, later lost their lives after suffering serious injuries in the arson.

Palestinians have also been protesting repeated illegal Israeli and Jewish settler attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the closing of the Muslim holy site to worshippers on numerous occasions. Protests have taken place in occupied East Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online. 

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