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Abbas calls for international protection

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to urgently send international protection staff to the Palestinian territories before his government loses control, Anadolu reported.

In a telephone call between Ki-Moon and Abbas, PA news agency Wafa reported that Abbas asked Ki-Moon to send international protection forces to the territories.

Ki-Moon had called Abbas, the news agency said, to discuss the latest developments escalation of the situation in the Palestinian territories, including settler provocation in Al-Aqsa Mosque, as well as the blocking of Palestinian roads and storming of villages by IDF forces and settlers.

Meanwhile, Ki-Moon said that he would telephone Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to pass on Abbas’ message in an attempt to stop settler violence.

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