The Mission of the State of Palestine would like to share the detail of President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the UN Security Council on 11/02/2020.
His speech reiterated Palestine’s rejection of the US/Israeli deal and said that no one has the right to gift Jerusalem to another state.
“I call on the international community in its entirety to pressure Israel, the occupying Power, to end its occupation practices and policies that aim to annex Palestinian land. What right do you have to annex our land? You will destroy the chances of peace.”
The objection is on the following grounds:
Instead, President Abbas reaffirmed that Palestine is willing to sit down and negotiate a just and lasting peace. He re-affirmed Palestine’s commitment to building its institutions based on the culture of peace and embedded in international law.