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Palestinian Authority unity government leader Mahmoud Abbas, July 6, 2014.

Palestinian Authority unity government chairman Mahmoud Abbas is refusing to negotiate over land with Israel — a violation of the internationally-recognized Oslo Accords intended to help it reach final status boundaries for the entity and its residents.

Abbas was quoted in a report by Arab affairs journalist Khaled Abu Toameh as saying he “won’t give up one inch of 1967.”

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The Palestinian Authority leader claimed that he had evidence “Hamas and Israel are conducting negotiations.”

Even though Hamas joined together with the Fatah faction led by Abbas this past spring, and the two created a PA unity government, Abbas spoke as if the factions were separate.

“The Palestinian Authority does not exist in Gaza,” Abbas said. “Hamas is responsible for Gaza.”

While Abbas is still refusing to make any compromises, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi warned him Saturday at a meeting of the Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo peace will never be achieved in that way.

“International guarantees must be provided in order to encourage Israel to move towards peace,” El-Sisi warned Abbas during the meeting in Cairo.

Meanwhile the Arab League decided at its meeting in any case to back the PA’s attempt to force the United Nations to set a deadline for its recognition as a sovereign nation based on the 1949 Armistice Lines.

“We call on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to provide international protection Palestinian people on Palestinian land occupied in 1967,” said the Arab League in a statement quoted by CCTV-America on Saturday.

“We will go to the Security Council to request a recognition of a Palestinian State based on the June 1967 borders and place a deadline for this step,” said Abbas. “We will sign full membership in all international organizations including the International Criminal Court.”

Egypt has for the past several months been working on an initiative to secure the borders between Israel and any PA state when and if it ever comes into being.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

30 COMMENTS

  1. Maybe if you douche-bags hadn’t attacked Israel you wouldn’t be having to worry about any “captured” land from 1967. Funny how Jordan never really pushed to get Judea and Samaria back, hmm… Also interesting how you mutts aren’t afforded equal rights in Jordan even though you are the majority… And there’s “apartheid” in Israel? Sorry, you lost, deal with it you fabricated mutt…

  2. Can there ever be peace with the terrorist murderers and the holocaust denier, financier of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre of Israeli athletes by Abbas murderers?
    Why was he not disposed of, like other terrorists?

    Does he think that Israel will just hand over all the settlement to those savages?
    If, Israel is forced to move all the Jews out of those places, then every building, road etc must be destroyed, so that they do not get any benefit.
    All sewerage, water and electricity must be destroyed.

    NOT ONE INCH MUST BE LEFT FOR THOSE BASTARD SAVAGES.

    Will the UN and ICC etc demand that that savage Abbas adhered to the Oslo accords, to agree to a land swap

  3. I’m not religious in practice but I know my history and from where I come. These mutts are hypocritical liars of the lowest order. The world CANNOT be trusted to help Israel and Jewish people anywhere. ( I try not to use the word “Jew” if possible, it insults me ). I will say this, the Arabs were smart in that they knew that the infestation of “palestinians” in J & S would eventually cause major problems for Israel. It’s time for Israel to declare her borders without hesitation and leave the “palestinians” to their own devices. Unfortunately they are not going anywhere, so we will have to give them something to establish their own state. As much as I would prefer that they disappear or go to Jordan, they are not anytime soon. Everyone else is acting unilaterally, so Israel must do the same thing. Call their bluff and give them less than they asked for… You’re on your own, BYE!!

  4. Sami, the PLO rejected 242 in 1968 and only came to accept it in 1993. Hence for 25 years there was no one on the other side to help execute the resolution. So now after all this time Israel should abide by a resolution that is not conducive to her security or sovereignty? I don’t think so…

  5. Typical Muslim double talk. Playing both ends against the middle .

    THEY WILL HAVE TO BE GONE BEFORE ANY REAL PEACE IS ATTAINED.

    The job of the fake PA is to constantly antagonize Israel into military conflict so that they can have blame Israel for their predicted 'War of Blood.' With their Mahdi leading them to a glorious victory over the Infidels.

    Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of Islam !!!

  6. Stephen A. Silver stated:

    Since 2008, "moderate" Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has named a public square in Ramallah, two high schools, a computer center, two summer camps and several sports tournaments in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, who led a Palestinian terrorist squad that killed an American woman and 38 Israelis—13 of them children—in the 1978 Coastal Road massacre in Israel.

    In 2010, Mr. Abbas praised the late Abu Daoud, the mastermind behind the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre of 11 Israelis, for his "sincere work."

    And during a Jan. 4 speech this year in Gaza, Mr. Abbas praised Nazi collaborator Amin al-Husseini, Hamas co-founders Ahmed Yassin and Abdel-Aziz al-Rantisi and airline-hijacking pioneer George Habash as "martyrs and heroes."

    In 1939 the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain waved a paper signed by Hitler which he said would have "peace in our time,"

    After WW II Chamberlain said on his dying bed, "If only Herr Hitler hadn't lied to me."

    Palestinian leaders are all liars.

    Watch out for them.

  7. As long as they use June 11, 1967 there is no problem. Problem is the PLO terrorists want Israel to give them land they never owned. The land in question was unoccupied by Arabs and was attempted to annex and destroy Israel by a group of Arab countries. They failed. Go live with those that attempted to destroy Israel and seize that was stolen from Jews previously.

  8. As far as I am concerned, Mr. Abbas forfeited his right to lead when he decided not to look for the fastest method of reaching a peace deal. He thinks he is bargaining from a point of strength, but he isn't. He can be replaced, but at a high cost. He knows that and is still maintaining his balance. Time will see him move on.

  9. I see BBN giving this man enough rope to hang himself. Hamas is a terrorist organization even Egypt doesn't want around. How many homes has Egypt demolished and how close in fact are these homes to the Gaza street? Isn't the object of demolishing these places to create a buffer zone between Gaza Egypt and Israel? Does Egypt want the likes of the MB back? Hasn't Mubarak been acquitted but only serving time (in his 80's) for corruption? Egypt has problems herself and the last thing she wants is an assault from ISIS! How much threat is Egypt under from Iran? Jordanians are already in talks with Israel and Saudi have been in talks also? Why because neither Egypt, Saudi & Jordan cannot take on Iran particularly — if she is as BBN states developing ICBM's. The US aught to start worrying, where better to control world financial markets than New York? Who are these Arab States going to turn to for defense? They're cornered, the more Iran threatens the more dangerous the whole of the middle east becomes. Not only is Israel the only democracy in the middle east but she is the only nation in the middle east with enough nous and fire power to corner Iran particularly if the weaker middle east nations are forced to unite with Israel to allay threats from Iran? Russia and China want Iran dealt with, how they will deal with this is whole other ball game. Abbas has not got long he will threat, scream and shout but no one will listen. Three nations in Europe are now dealing with the Muslim problem. So I don't think the final outcome will be recognition of Palestine. Palestine just isn't worth the trouble.

  10. While reading all the comments on this forum, the same thought (and assurance) entered my mind.
    Let these little men (Abbas, Obama, Kerry) fuss and fret in their ignorance – they think they are fighting Flesh and Blood – But He Who sits on His Throne above the Earth, LAUGHS.

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