Blinken called on Abbas to restore peace and stability in the West Bank: he responded by calling the U.S. the occupier of Palestine
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said he had spoken with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and urged him to take steps to calm the situation. However, he responded by calling the United States the occupiers of Palestine. You can follow the chronicle of all the events of the war at this link.
This was reported by The Jerusalem Post. Blinken called on all regional leaders to condemn Hamas's attacks on Israel and called on Palestine to step up to restore peace and stability in the West Bank.
On October 7, Abbas chaired an emergency meeting of the Palestinian Authority leadership and gave instructions to ensure the protection of the Palestinian people, emphasizing their right to defend themselves against "settler terrorism and the occupation forces."
In addition, he ordered "to provide everything necessary to strengthen the resilience and fortitude of the Palestinian people in the fight against the crimes committed by Israeli occupation and settlement gangs."
"When Israel says it celebrates its independence day, it gained independence from whom? Occupation of the State of Israel and celebrations of the anniversary of its liberation from this occupation is a big lie," Abbas said.
It should be noted that Abbas participated in the creation of the Palestine National Liberation Movement (Fatah), which later became the core of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). According to some reports, he was involved in the preparation and financing of several terrorist attacks, including the 1972 Munich Olympics.
He is believed to have been directly involved in Palestinian military operations. He headed the Department of Arab and International Relations in the PLO apparatus.
As the leader of the moderate wing of the PLO leadership, Abbas became one of the authors of the peace agreements between the PLO and Israel. On September 13, 1993, in Washington, he signed the Palestinian-Israeli "Declaration of Principles" on behalf of the PLO leadership.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, on the morning of October 7, the 50th anniversary of the start of the Yom Kippur War, Israel suffered a massive multilayered terrorist attack.
After massive rocket attacks on Israeli territory, with many killed and wounded civilians, as well as captured and killed Israeli soldiers whose bodies were abused by Hamas militants, the Israeli Defense Minister said that Israel was declared war.
Later, the Israeli Defense Forces provided detailed information about a series of air strikes they had carried out on the Gaza Strip over the past few hours. The IDF says it has destroyed Hamas pockets and is moving toward Gaza.