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Palestinian President receives American Envoy

Jerusalem24 – The President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, received, yesterday evening, Monday, the American envoy Hadi Amr and his accompanying delegation at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah.

During the meeting, the latest developments in the Palestinian territories were reviewed.

The President reiterated to the American envoy what he stated in his speech before the United Nations General Assembly and the initiatives it included aimed at ending the occupation and achieving the Palestinian people’s freedom and independence. He also presented the difficulties of continuing the current situation, and the necessity of putting an end to this occupation.

On the other hand, the President stressed the importance of continuing to strengthen Palestinian-American relations, for the benefit of both peoples and countries.

Abbas pointed to the importance of implementing the points that President Biden spoke about during the last phone call with the president, in which he affirmed the American position that is committed to the two-state solution and rejecting the settlement policy and trying to change the status quo on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, stopping the policy of deporting Palestinians from their homes in the occupied city of Jerusalem, and refusing unilateral actions by all parties.

The President made it clear that the current situation cannot be accepted or continued, stressing the need to put pressure to stop Israeli practices against the Palestinian people, stop settlement activities and annexation of lands, stop the Israeli escalation on prisoners in occupation prisons, immediately retrieve the bodies of martyrs, and stop assassinations, settler attacks and incursions Confiscation of lands, attacks on Islamic and Christian sanctities, attempting to displace the Palestinian population from their homes, and ending the unjust siege on the Gaza Strip.

During the meeting, Abbas stressed the immediate readiness to go to a political process based on international legitimacy resolutions, and to convene an international peace conference under the umbrella of the United Nations and the International Quartet Committee to end the occupation and establish an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the 1967 borders.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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