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Abbas meets with Putin, rails at ‘Israeli violations against the Palestinians’

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meet on the sidelines of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Astana, Kazakhstan, October 13, 2022. (Vyacheslav Prokofyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meet on the sidelines of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit, in Astana, Kazakhstan, October 13, 2022. (Vyacheslav Prokofyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of an international conference in Kazakhstan, their first face-to-face meeting since Russia invaded Ukraine earlier this year.

“President Abbas briefed Putin on the latest political developments regarding the Palestinian issue, as well as on the continued Israeli violations against the Palestinian people, land, and Muslim and Christian holy sites, including the continued settlement construction, demolitions, extrajudicial killings, and the army siege imposed on the cities, refugee camps, and towns, particularly on Shuafat refugee camp, Nablus, and Jerusalem,” a statement carried by the PA’s official Wafa news agency says.

According to the statement, the two also discussed numerous regional and international issues, while Abbas “further praised Russia’s positions at all international forums in support of the Palestinian people and their just cause.”

Putin reiterated Moscow’s support for a resolution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict in accordance with UN decisions, according to a translation of his remarks from Russia’s RT broadcaster.

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