Abbas condemns Israeli raid in Ramallah

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas harshly condemned an IDF raid into the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday, saying it "proved that the Israeli calls for peace and security are fake." The raid sparked gun battles that killed two Palestinians and wounded 25 others. In a written statement on Thursday, Abbas appealed to the international community to rein in Israel. "The continued aggression will only lead to the destruction of all efforts aimed at realizing peace," Abbas said.