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Abbas warns Israel: Rethink your ‘aggressive’ policies ‘before it’s too late’

At an anniversary celebration marking the founding of the Fatah party, PA President Mahmoud Abbas urges Israel to rethink its “aggressive policies” and “apartheid system” before “it is too late.”

“We will not accept the status quo. We will not accept the apartheid system. We will not accept occupation without cost, and you [Israel] must rethink your aggressive policies and actions against our people, our land and our holy places before it is too late,” cautions Abbas, according to the official Wafa news agency.

Abbas slams the Israel Defense Forces and “settler terrorist groups” for their “crimes” against the Palestinians.

According to Channel 10, Abbas says the “murder” of a disabled Gazan protester killed in border clashes earlier this month and the arrest of a Palestinian teenager filmed slapping IDF soldiers in the West Bank “remind us of all the crimes by the Israeli security forces and settler terror groups.”

The army earlier this month said it did not intentionally shoot a disabled Palestinian man, Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, who was killed in a riot along the Gaza security fence on Friday, but could not determine his cause of death.

In his address, Abbas also refers to the 2014 East Jerusalem murder of teenager Muhammed Abu Khdeir by Jewish extremists and the fatal Duma firebombing in 2015.

The PA leader again slams the United States for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6.

The city is “the eternal capital of the Palestinian people,” he says, according to Channel 10. “We are staying here and won’t leave until Palestine is liberated. East Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian state.”

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