Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly's 72nd session on Wednesday, claimed that "Israel is above the law" as, he claimed, Israel keeps building settlements and has ignored various peace initiatives, such as the Arab peace initiative . He added that "Israel is building so many settlements, that there is no room for the state of Palestine." "24 years have passed since signing the Oslo peace accord," asked Abbas, "what is left of this hope today?" Abbas emphasized during his speech that the PA is committed to the two state solution and all of the efforts it will undertake will be peaceful. He repeated that several times during his speech.