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Fatah warns that Israeli intransigence will lead to more tension

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, West Bank on 12 May 2021 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, West Bank on 12 May 2021 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

The Palestinian Fatah movement warned on Tuesday that Israel's refusal to comply with international resolutions will cause more tension and instability, the price for which will be paid by those in the region and around the world.

The warning followed a meeting of the movement's Central Committee chaired by Fatah leader and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting was held in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

"The time has come for effective and swift international action to pressure the Israeli government to stop its occupation policies against the Palestinian people and their land, including settlements, killings, destruction, arrests, confiscation of lands and incursions into Islamic and Christian holy sites," said the committee.

Abbas briefed the committee on the latest political developments and the results of his contacts with regional and global leaders to explain the Palestinian position. He apparently used such meetings to stress the necessity for comprehensive calm across the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Importantly, this includes an end to Israeli hostilities against the Palestinian people.

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