Abbas tells Arab League: Israel election results prove it doesn't want peace
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
March 28, 2015 16:38
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the Arab League summit meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday that the election results in Israel indicate that it has no desire to reach a final status accord.
“Israel always claims that our joining international organization is acting unilaterally,” he said. “What about the settlements? We are demanding international protection for the Palestinian people, because Israel continues to destroy mosques and churches while uprooting olive trees on a daily basis.”
“Since the Oslo Accords, Israel has violated agreements,” Abbas said. “Once it ceases to violate these agreements, we will also go back to the agreements.”
The Palestinian leader also welcomed the Joint Arab List’s performance in the recent parliamentary elections.
“I want to congratulate the Arabs in Israel, who united for the first time and received 13 seats,” the Palestinian leader said. “This is a positive and important development which we support, despite the fact that we do not intervene in Israeli elections.”