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The Palestinian President: The escalation of Israel requires a political solution based on international legitimacy decisions

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas affirmed that the repeated Israeli escalation against the Palestinian people requires the start of a political solution based on international legitimacy decisions by the International Quartet, and the call for an international peace conference, to end the occupation and to embody the independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The Palestinian News Agency reported that this came during a phone call between the President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, this evening, Wednesday, during which they discussed international efforts for an immediate ceasefire and efforts to hold the General Assembly session scheduled for Thursday in New York, and to continue Work for the issuance of the UN Security Council resolution.

The Palestinian President stressed the need for an immediate cessation of the Israeli brutal attacks against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, which have caused catastrophe and devastation that the occupation state must be held accountable for, in addition to the need to work to stop the attacks of settlers supported by the occupation forces in the occupied city of Jerusalem, and the attempts to seize Palestinian homes. In the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and the attack on Islamic and Christian holy sites.

He also stressed the need to provide urgent humanitarian aid to relief the Palestinian people who are exposed to brutal aggression, and to make redoubled efforts to save the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territories.

He pointed out the need for the international community to pressure Israel to fulfill its obligations in accordance with the signed agreements, respect international law, preserve the existing historical situation in the Noble Sanctuary, not expel Palestinian families from Jerusalem, stop the policy of demolishing citizens' homes, and hold the Israeli government responsible for the attacks of extremist settlers.

In turn, Guterres stressed that the United Nations is making redoubled efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire, to achieve calm, to provide urgent humanitarian relief assistance, and to continue working with the International Quartet to achieve a political horizon that leads to a comprehensive and just peace in accordance with international law.