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Jerusalem, he goes on, is being choked off, with Palestinians denied access. Settlements are expanding. And the Gaza Strip is still being blockaded.

He urges the international community to push for the release of 5,000-plus Palestinian security prisoners — soldiers in the struggle for freedom.

The occupying power continues “to demolish what the Palestine National Authority is building.” Some 510 Palestinian structures have been demolished in the past year, he says. “These measures have caused great damage to our economy.”

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