Palestinian president says to go for other choices if Israel rejects two-state solution

Xinhua , Sunday 3 Oct 2021

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas late on Saturday said that Israel's rejection of the two-state solution will oblige the Palestinians to go for other political choices.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting with representatives of the West Bank provinces of Bethlehem and Hebron held at his office in Ramallah, on Saturday 2 October, 2021. Photo: Courtsey of The official Palestinian news agency (WAFA)

The official Palestinian news agency (WAFA) said that Abbas made the remarks during a meeting held with representatives of Bethlehem and Hebron at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

According to WAFA report, Abbas told the representatives that Israel's rejection of the two-state solution will "force us to go for other options."

"We will ask for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council's resolution passed in 1947, or go to the one democratic state on the land of historic Palestine in which the full political and civil rights of the Palestinians are gained," Abbas added.

Abbas called on the international community to help the Palestinians get their legitimate rights and pressure Israel to stop its policies against the Palestinians.

Direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, which were sponsored by the United States for nine months, had stopped in 2014 following deep disagreements on Israeli settlement and the recognition of establishing a Palestinian state on the 1967 border.

Israel occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which are claimed by the Palestinians, in the 1967 Middle East war and has controlled them ever since. 

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