Abbas calls on Israel not to turn its back on peace

President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday called on the Israeli government not to turn its back on this peace opportunity, saying that this chance may not remain available for long.

In a speech during the World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa, and Eurasia held in Istanbul, Abbas said, “we are asking for peace, justice and freedom. Our people have made great sacrifices when they accepted to establish their state on less that quarter of the original size of historic Palestine.”

He called on the international community, particularly the United States and the permanent members of the United Nation’s Security Council, to convince the Israeli government to stop its settlement activities in order to end the stalemate situation and the deadlock in the peace horizon.

“What our region needs is to build bridges of cooperation, peace and dialogue, rather than the building of walls and settlements,” said Abbas.

He also stressed the promising investment opportunities in Palestine in various sectors such as economy, agriculture, real estate and more.

Abbas called in his speech to visit Palestine and Jerusalem in order to make way for investments and hold successful partnership in many fields to strengthen the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and support the achievement of peace and stability in the region.

Source: WAFA News