President Abbas congratulates the Palestinian people on UN upgrade

(WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas Friday congratulated the Palestinian people on the United Nations General Assembly’s decision to grant Palestine a non-member state observer status in the international organization.

He expressed gratitude to all Arab and Muslim people who support the Palestinian cause and thanked all the countries who voted in favor of the Palestinian bid.

He said that this decision is a “Victory for peace, freedom and international legitimacy.”

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh Friday said following the vote on the resolution to UN “today, the Israeli occupation was defeated and the state of Palestinian and the Palestinians have won.”

He said in statement “from now on, no one will get away from punishment. The world sided with the right against the occupation.”

Source: WAFA News