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Abbas told Biden to “reach out” for peace with Israel – Middle East Monitor

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that he was ready to reach out to Israel to resume peace talks. Anadolu Agency Report.

“The opportunity for a two-state solution at the border in 1967 may only be available today, and we don’t know what will happen in the future,” Abbas said in a press conference. Bethlehem.

“I reach out to Israeli leaders to create peace,” he added.

Abbas called for the end of decades of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory and the ability of Palestinians to obtain “legitimate rights” under an international resolution.

Palestinian leaders said the establishment of a Palestinian state would allow Israel to accept living in peace with its neighbors in the region.

Abbas also called for the reopening of the US Consulate in East Jerusalem and the removal of its Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from US terrorist lists.

“We are not terrorists,” he emphasized.

The President of Palestine also called for accountability to the murderer of Palestinian-American journalist Sirene Abu Acre.

Palestinian-American journalist Abu Acre, 51, who works for the Doha-based Al Jazeera network, reported on an Israeli attack near the Jenin refugee camp on the west bank of the occupied Jordan on May 11. I was shot dead on the day.

Palestinian officials and Al Jazeera accused Israel of killing reporters, but Tel Aviv denied any liability.

Biden arrived in Israel on Wednesday on his first official trip to the Middle East, where he promised US protection to Israel. He will leave for Saudi Arabia late Friday.

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220715-abbas-tells-biden-he-extends-hand-for-peace-with-israel/ Abbas told Biden to “reach out” for peace with Israel – Middle East Monitor

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