Abbas rejects plans to divide Gaza, West Bank

Palestine

Published: 2023-11-20 17:29

Last Updated: 2024-06-17 05:55


Abbas rejects plans to divide Gaza, West Bank
Abbas rejects plans to divide Gaza, West Bank

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reiterated his rejection of any possible plans by the Israeli Occupation to separate, re-occupy, or cut off any part of the Gaza Strip from the West Bank and Jerusalem.

During his meeting with Latvian President Edgars Rinkēvičs, Abbas reaffirmed the Palestinian state’s categorical rejection of the displacement of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip or the West Bank, including Jerusalem.

Abbas stressed that there is “no security or military solution for the Gaza Strip,” and that Gaza is an integral part of the Palestinian state, and it is not possible to accept or deal with the plans of the Israeli Occupation authorities to separate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank and Jerusalem in any way, shape, or form.

Abbas reiterated that security and peace will be achieved in the region by ending the occupation of the land of the Palestinian state, and declaring East Jerusalem as its capital.

Abbas briefed his Latvian counterpart on the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territory, especially in the Gaza Strip, stressing the necessity of immediately stopping the occupation’s brutal aggression and genocide against the people in Gaza and the West Bank.

The two parties discussed accelerating the introduction of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip, and putting an end to the attacks of the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) and terrorist settlers in The West Bank, stressing the need to release Palestinian funds held by the Israeli Occupation government.