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“Bug off Abbas. No timeframe for Palestine’s end of occupation” US told this wretched Palestinian Authority President

Posted on: December 27, 2016

Bug off Abbas. No timeframe for Palestine’s end of occupation” US told

this wretched illegal Palestinian Authority President

Note: The UN finally voted on resolution to end Israel settlements in West Bank.  If this resolution was voted on in 2014, a timetable of withdrawal of Israel occupation of West Bank would have been voted on right now.

The US has rejected an initiative set out by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to set a timeframe to end the Israeli occupation, Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported diplomatic sources as saying today.

The sources said the US’ Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Bauer informed the group that her country “does not welcome the initiative”.

US refuses Abbas’ initiative to end occupation

Abbas’ initiative set out plans to resume negotiations with Israel within nine months and for the complete withdrawal of Israeli forces from the occupied territories in no more than three years.

Representatives of Abbas’ government are in the process of conducting consultations on the initiative as a prelude to the formulation of a draft resolution to the UN Security Council for a vote after listening to the feedback of all the states prior to the annual session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York this month.

The sources added that permanent members of the Security Council lead by the United States “told us that they do not support the idea. Some permanent members also said they are undecided about the initiative, especially after the US’ refusal of it.”

Abbas’ initiative set out plans to resume negotiations with Israel within nine months and for the complete withdrawal of Israeli forces from the occupied territories in no more than three years.

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