President Abbas: Israel’s continuation of the occupation will force us to take other options


President Mahmoud Abbas warned today that Israel’s continuation of undermining the two-state solution and its apartheid regime will force us to go to other options. “We reiterate our absolute rejection of the continuation of the Israeli occupation of the land of the State of Palestine, of racial discrimination and ethnic cleansing against our Palestinian people. We also affirm our refusal to change the historical status quo of Al-Aqsa Mosque, to prevent worshipers from reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, to expel Palestinians from Jerusalem neighborhoods, and to designate six Palestinian civil society organizations as terrorist,” said the President In a televised speech he gave to the conference "Self-Liberation of the Palestinians: Producing Resistance Knowledge". “At the same time, we are still reaching out to achieve a just and comprehensive peace in accordance with the two-state solution and the resolutions of international legitimacy and under the auspices of the International Quartet, while we stress that the continuation of the occupying state to undermine the two-state solution and impose the reality of apartheid will force us to go to other options if the occupation does not go back on its practices, and take important decisions which we will discuss in the next (Palestine Liberation Organization) Central Council meeting, which will be held early next year,” he added.