Abbas gives Israel one year to end occupation of West Bank

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Al-Araby

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said that Israel “had one year ahead to end the occupation” of the West Bank. Abbas made this statement in a speech addressing the UN General Assembly, adding that if the occupation doesn’t end, “we will head to the International Court of Justice, to have a decision on the legitimacy of the occupation on the borders of 1967”. Speaking via video-link from Ramallah, Abbas hinted that he could withdraw recognition of Israel. “If the occupation continues, what does our recognition of Israel within its 1967 borders mean?” he said. Abbas also strongly co…

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