Abbas says Palestinians determined to get UN recognition

08:15, May 11, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 


Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas (R) attends Fatah Revolutionary council meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, May 9, 2011. (Xinhua/Fadi Arouri)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinians are determined to seek recognition of a Palestinian state from the United Nations in September, a Ramallah-based newspaper reported Tuesday.

"The issue of going to the UN is decisive and it doesn't endure any play or maneuvering," Abbas said during a meeting of the Revolutionary Council of his Fatah movement here on Monday night, according to the report.

However, Abbas stressed that the negotiations with Israel remain the preferable choice for the Palestinians and that the Palestinians will continue efforts to resume the talks.

The negotiations stopped in September 2010 four weeks after the United States brokered them. The Palestinians walked out of the talks, protesting the resumption of Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank. Abbas decided to move to the UN as a response to the settlement building.

On the internal level, meanwhile, Abbas said he is serious to implement a reconciliation agreement that Egypt brokered between Fatah and the Islamic Hamas movements last week.

"The priority is now to form a government of independents and then the formation of committees to implement the agreement," Abbas said.

The agreement would restore political unity to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The split widened when Hamas routed pro-Abbas forces and took over Gaza by force in June 2007.

Source: Xinhua

【1】 【2】


 
 
     
 
BRICS Leaders Meeting 2011
 
Japan in aftershocks
 
     
 
 
 
  Weekly review  
 
May 05   Fight against terrorism should strike at roots
 
April 29   'Human rights overriding sovereignty' only a mask of hegemony
May 04   Human rights dialogues need mutual understanding
May 03   Highlights of China's sixth national census results
May 07   The week in pictures
May 03   Expats seeking opportunities in China
May 04   Some Chinese colleges face decreasing enrollment, struggle to survive
May 05   French leader: China's peaceful rise puts world at ease
April 29   Ten most valuable cultural relics displayed at Xi'an exposition park
May 03   US kills Bin Laden, ending 10-year manhunt
 
     
 
 

(Editor:燕勐)

  • Do you have anything to say?
  • Abbas says Palestinians determined to get UN recognition
  • Mirage appears near Haikou City
  • Repairs begin on Guge Kingdom site
  • World's largest 3D painting debuts in Jinan
  • Obama meets with co-chairs of China-U.S. dialogue
  • Enhancing mutual benefit theme of U.S.-China dialogue: Chinese minister
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90854/7375768.pdf