Abbas: The time has come for Palestinian independence

September 23, 2011 19:50

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said that "the time has come for Palestinian independence," in a speech to the UN General Assembly, shortly after he officially submitted a request to the world body for recognition of Palestine as a full member state.

"Enough, enough, enough," Abbas stated, saying that "63 years of ongoing tragedy must end."

Abbas called the UN vote on the PA request for statehood a "moment of truth" in which the world must decide if it will continue to allow "the last occupation in the world to continue."

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