Abbas: No longer acceptable to live in perpetual state of war

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 12, 2014 12:52
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas spoke at the international donors conference in Cairo on Sunday about Gaza's need for four billion dollars in aid to rehabilitate the coastal territory, following 50 days of fighting between Hamas and Israel.

He said he believed the international community would rise to the occasion and provide much-needed funds for reconstruction, reiterating the need to adopt a resolution that imposes a time frame on Israel's withdrawal from the West Bank.

It was no longer acceptable to live in a state of repeated wars, Abbas said as he laid out the recent battles plaguing Gaza – three in six years – and the fallen victims (3,760) and demolished homes (80,000) that followed.

Thanking Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for his efforts to achieve an agreement and help promote the Palestinian cause, Abbas said the PA would continue to work closely with Egypt on reaching a lasting truce.

As for the situation in the West Bank, the PA chief said that Israel's continued settlement activity was harmful to the economy and deprived the Palestinians from developing large chunks of the West Bank.

"There must be an international approach" to ending the decades-old conflict, Abbas stated, which must include a Palestinian state.








Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

By REUTERS