Abbas promises to deliver ‘bombshell’ at UN

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas promises to “drop a bombshell at the end of my speech at the General Assembly,” though he refused to reveal “what that bombshell is.”

Abbas is slated to speak to the UN gathering on September 29.

Speaking to Arab media in an interview set to broadcast next week, he said the “bombshell” would concern the peace process with Israel and purported Israeli violations of the Oslo accords, according to the Ynet news site.

He also criticized the idea of a “Jewish state,” something Israeli leaders have demanded the Palestinians recognize in the context of peace talks, saying that justifying a state’s existence on religious grounds gave legitimacy for jihadist movements in the region.

“If Israel wants to be a Jewish state, it provides legitimacy to ISIS and others who seek to establish an Islamic state in Syria, Egypt, and Gaza,” he said.

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