Islam Times – Abbas: Draft to Condemn Israeli Settlements Designed to Win US Support

Friday 31 December 2010 13:51
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Abbas: Draft to Condemn Israeli Settlements Designed to Win US Support
Islam Times – Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas said his new attempt to get the United Nations to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank was specifically designed to win U.S. support…
Abbas: Draft to Condemn Israeli Settlements Designed to Win US Support

Islam Times reports from Al-Manar: Speaking in Brazil Thursday, Abbas said the Palestinian draft used the “same words” as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has in criticizing settlements.
He says he “doesn’t see why” the U.S. would veto the move.

The Palestinians have drafted a proposal and are lobbying for a Security Council resolution that would declare West Bank settlements illegal and an obstacle to “peace.”
The U.S. has said it does not support the move. Israel has said it’s an attempt by the Palestinians to evade negotiations.

The PA President was in Brazil for the cornerstone-laying ceremony for a Palestinian embassy in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia, the first state-level Palestinian diplomatic mission in Latin America. Brazil recently recognized the state of Palestine.
Abbas is expected to take part in the event and later attend the swearing-in ceremony of Brazilian President-elect Dilma Rousseff, AFP news agency reported.

Islam Times – Abbas: Draft to Condemn Israeli Settlements Designed to Win US Support.

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