“Nobody cares” about your resolutions

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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas condemned the United Nations in a speech to the General Assembly on Friday, saying UN bodies had passed “hundreds” of resolutions condemning Israel but had taken no action that Palestinian leaders deemed enough to help them.

Abbas claimed the nation of Israel was “destroying the two-state solution,” the same plan that Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid had proposed on the same stage the day before, and accused Israel of a wide variety of abuses, including the alleged demolition of Palestinian buildings. houses, the taking of child political prisoners and the “robbery of the rain”.

“Israel does not believe in peace. He believes in imposing the status quo through force and aggression. Therefore, we no longer have an Israeli partner with whom we can talk,” Abbas said, adding that Israel was “destroying the two-state solution.”

Lapid had used the General Assembly on Thursday to announce his support for the two-state solution.

‘A deal with the Palestinians, based on two states for two peoples, is the right thing for Israel’s security, for Israel’s economy and for the future of our children,’ Lapid said, contradicting polls showing that few Israelis support the plan.

Abbas acknowledged Lapid’s remarks, but only in the 39th minute of what was supposed to be a 15-minute address.

“When we hear something positive, we recognize it, and yesterday I listened to US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lavid and other world leaders,” Abbas said. “I heard them support the two-state solution and we are grateful for that. This is of course a positive development.

“The real test of the seriousness and credibility of this position…is for the Israeli government to immediately return to the negotiating table. Tomorrow,” Abbas continued. “Implement the two-state solution…and the Arab peace initiative and end all unilateral measures that undermine the two-state solution.

Before the snippet of “positive” comments, Abbas spent much of the speech condemning the United Nations itself, an institution that spends a disproportionate amount of its time condemning Israel.

“The UN and its various bodies have adopted hundreds of resolutions on Palestine. None have been implemented. Is it possible? Not a single resolution has been implemented,” Abbas said, saying the United Nations had adopted nearly 1,000 resolutions on the Palestinian issue.

“Why, when a resolution is taken here or there, everyone calls for its implementation and calls for the implementation of international legitimacy when all these resolutions were adopted for Palestine and no one cares? care? He asked.

Abbas has also repeatedly claimed to seek “peace” with Israel while calling his government an “apartheid regime” guilty of “more than 50 massacres” and Israel’s capital Jerusalem as “our eternal and jewel in the crown”.

Abbas also called the Palestinians “the only people on this planet still living under occupation”, a highly questionable statement omitting the ongoing occupations of East Turkestan and Tibet by communist China and several parts of Ukraine by Russia, among others.

Abbas concluded by asking Israel to allow visits and other privileges to Nasser Abu Hamid, a Palestinian serving three life sentences plus 50 years for the murder of seven Israelis.

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