Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday reacted to
ongoing protests against the high cost of living in the Palestinian
territories by attacking Israel and Hamas.
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He also said that he
would go the UN General Assembly on September 27 “to consult with
friends” about upgrading the status of a Palestinian state in the
international agency to non-member.
However, Abbas did not say
that he would submit a request to the General Assembly in this regard.
No date has been set for filing the application to the UN, he clarified.
Abbas’s remarks were made during a press conference he held in Ramallah.