Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

Abbas peace initiative at United Nations stirs debate among Palestinians

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Carol Daniels | 23 February, 2018, 02:05

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has gone to a hospital in the United States for a routine check, a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on Thursday.

"I will not shut up", said Nikki Haley lashing out at the Palestinian negotiator.

Abbas's speech comes amid ongoing tensions between the Palestinians and Washington, with Abbas stating that he no longer considers the United States to be an "honest broker" in Mideast peace and calling for an alternative to the USA -led process.

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday called for an global conference to be held by mid-2018 to pave the way for recognition of Palestinian statehood as part of a wider Middle East peace process.

The PA has been under pressure in the aftermath of the U.S. decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, after facing criticism from Palestinians and rival factions such as Hamas for engaging in negotiations with Israel during the past 25 years. Russia's U.N. ambassador, Vasily Nebenzia, urged the Arab League and the Middle East Quartet - which includes representatives from the United States, the European Union , Russia and the United Nations - to step in to revive stalled political talks. In a sign of the shifting mood at the United Nations, Abbas' speech received a rousing applause from the packed Security Council chamber. "Our negotiators are sitting right behind me ready to talk, but we will not chase after you", she said, referring to Kushner and Greenblatt. Its focus has been nearly entirely on issues facing Israelis and Palestinians, and we have heard numerous same arguments and ideas over and over again.

Abbas presented the Palestinians "peace plan" to the council.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an worldwide peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full U.N. membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for a two-state solution. But there have been no serious negotiations since gaps widened following the 2009 election of Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel's prime minister.

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Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian negotiator, had said last month that Haley "needs to shut up and realize the Palestinian leadership is not the problem".

"You can choose to put aside your anger about our embassy and move forward with us", she said.

Abbas's speech will come as Israel faces escalating tensions with Iran, a supporter of the Palestinian Authority.

Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the so-called Quartet - made up of the United Nations, the United States, Russia and the European Union - and the League of Arab States could play a role in kick-starting the stalled peace process.

The PPS said 213 Palestinians, including Saradeeh, were killed by Israel after their arrest since the 1967 occupation.

The White House later issued a statement saying the administration was still working on its plan, "which is created to benefit both the Israeli and Palestinian people".

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