President’s spokesman Abu Rudeineh: Israel isolated by international community

RAMALLAH, January 16, 2017 (WAFA) –Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for President Mahmoud Abbas, said on Monday that recent Palestinian achievements have proven once again that Israel’s policies have failed and are isolated and that the Palestinian cause is just.

Abu Rudeineh was referring to the international community’s unanimous rejection of Israel’s settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories while stressing the two-state solution that came in the December 23 United Nations Security Council resolution 2334, which condemned Israeli settlements, the of raising of Palestine’s flag at the Palestinian embassy in the Vatican, and lately the Paris peace conference, which emphasized the international resolutions as the base regarding the borders of the State of Palestine as well as East Jerusalem.

“The next major political battle, which represents a challenge to the Arab world and the international community, is Jerusalem, which President Abbas has said is a red line not accepted by anyone and no one will be allowed to bargain on as part of a state with provisional borders, or through concessions that may endanger Palestinian and Arab national security,” he said.

Abu Rudeineh said “everyone should take seriously the threats that brought instability and chaos to the region, and therefore should give priority to confronting them because shame-filled modern history is not an apology to history nor is it a privilege because common values should be given priority to come out from this troubled period with national accomplishments to become a historical turning point toward the future.”

 

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