NEW YORK, Sept 25 — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday gave Israel one year to end its occupation of Palestinian territory.
“Israel, the occupying power, has one year to withdraw from the Palestinian territory it occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem,” he told the General Assembly in a fiery speech.
“We are ready to work throughout this year on the delineation of borders and solving all final-status issues under the auspices of the international Quartet and in accordance with UN resolutions,” he said.
Abbas threatened to withdraw recognition of the State of Israel.
“If this is not achieved, why maintain recognition of Israel based on the 1967 borders? Why maintain this recognition?” he asked.
Moreover, in this regard, Palestine will go to the International Court of Justice on the issue of the legality of the occupation of the land of the Palestinian state and the relevant obligations for the UN and states around the world in this regard, and all will have to respect the conclusions of the court, he said.
“Colonialism and apartheid are prohibited under international law and they are crimes that must be confronted and a regime that needs to be dismantled,” said Abbas in a pre-recorded speech.