Saturday, September 27, 2014

US, Israel Blast Abbas' "Genocide" Speech at UN; He Slammed Israel for a War of Genocide in Gaza

The United States yesterday blasted Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas's speech at the United Nations, in which he accused Israel of "genocide" against the Palestinians, saying his speech was "offensive" and undermined peace efforts, the Times of Israel website reports today (September 27, 2014).

In Abbas's address to the UN General Assembly, he demanded an end to Israel's occupation, accused Israel of waging a "war of genocide" in Gaza, and asserted that Palestinians faced a future in a "most abhorrent form of apartheid" under Israeli rule.

In his address, Abbas accused Israel of committing genocide in its recent conflict with terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip -- calling 2014 "a year of a new war of genocide perpetrated against the Palestinian people" -- and said that Israel was not interested in living in peace with its Palestinian neighbors.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said in a statement shortly after Abbas's speech that the PA president demonstrated that "he doesn't want to be, and cannot be, a partner for a logical diplomatic resolution."

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