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Abbas urges US to intervene in Israeli government’s ‘extremist measures, racist agenda’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gestures while speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting 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 gestures while speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting 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 US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, urging Washington to take action against the new Israeli government’s “extremist measures and racist agenda before it is too late.”

According to the PA’s official WAFA agency, Abbas briefed Sullivan on “the destructive measures taken by the new Israeli government with the aim of destroying the two-state solution and the chances of peace and stability in the region.”

This, Abbas alleges, includes “settlements, daily killings, the raids into Palestinian cities and towns, and the desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque [on the Temple Mount] and the Christian and Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem.”

Abbas urges US President Joe Biden’s administration to intervene “immediately,” saying the policies will have dangerous repercussions. He also urges the US to reopen its consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem and the PA’s office in Washington, both of which were closed by former US president Donald Trump.

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