RAMALLAH, September 15, 2014 (WAFA) – “We [will] head to the United Nations full of hope that the ‘world of rights and justice’ are standing on our side,” said President Mahmoud Abbas during a telephone speech to a rally in Jenin commemorating the Sabra and Shatila massacre.
“We [will] head to the UN because we are clinging to our sincerity and in order to achieve our goals,” he remarked.
He added, “we [acknowledge the fact] that some [sides] will stand in our way towards achieving these goals,” adding: “in this case, we will head to all international organizations to seek protection to our people and to penalize the criminals.”
Abbas added that the Palestinian people will pursue their struggle by all legal means guaranteed under the international conventions, “through which we will gain friends and reveal the true face of the occupation and [their] oppression and arrogance.”
“There are new challenges facing the Palestinian leadership, nonetheless, it is determined to encounter them with pride, with heyday and with the nobility of men.” These challenges “will only make us more firm, more steadfast and more insistent towards going ahead through this road.”
Abbas praised the steadfastness of the Palestinian people in Gaza, in particular, and pledged to continue to struggle to relieve their suffering.
“The occupation attempted to drag us into the ‘square’ that they want; the square of violence and counter-violence. Still, we have been knowledgeable of their policies, and we confirmed that with all wisdom and responsibility.”
The president asserted that “we have to adhere to our unity and to be around our independent national decision, as well as to be acting as one man’s heart.”
Abbas reiterated the role of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the sole representative of the Palestinian people in their struggle towards an independent state of Palestine.