'No peace' in Mideast without end to Israel occupation: Abbas

AFP , Tuesday 15 Sep 2020

FILE PHOTO - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas waves. REUTERS

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said Monday only an Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories can bring peace to the Middle East, as the UAE and Bahrain signed normalisation accords with the Jewish state.

"Peace, security and stability will not be achieved in the region until the Israeli occupation ends," he said in a statement after the signing in Washington of the deals, condemned by the Palestinians as a "betrayal" of their cause.

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