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PA’s Abbas condemns ‘Israeli aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip’

FILE - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee meeting at the Palestinian Authority headquarters, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, November 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
FILE - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee meeting at the Palestinian Authority headquarters, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, November 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s office issues a statement tearing into Israel for its airstrikes in Gaza.

“The presidency condemns the Israeli aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip, demands its immediate cessation and holds the occupation forces responsible for this dangerous escalation,” the statement says.

“The president calls on the international community to compel Israel to stop the aggression against our people everywhere, particularly in Gaza, and to provide them with international protection.”

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