Fatah says it stands behind President Abbas following threats by Israel’s UN delegate

Fatah movement said today that it stands behind President Mahmoud Abbas and fully supports the positions expressed in his speech before the United Nations Security Council, warning of the implications of the dangerous call by the Israeli delegate to the UN for President Abbas to step down and portray him as an obstacle to peace.

“This position is reminiscent of what happened to the leader Yasser Arafat when he adhered to the national constants and refused to give up the legitimate Palestinian national rights, especially on the issue of Jerusalem, refugees and an independent, sovereign Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 borders,” said Fatah in a statement.

It said that “targeting the president is targeting the Palestinian people, targeting our national rights and our right to self-determination, freedom and independence,” stressing that it rejects outright the calls of the Israeli UN delegate and that it will defy it by all means.

It said it will continue the struggle with the president to defeat the so-called “deal of the century” because it is a plan to liquidate the Palestinian issue.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency