Thursday, March 20, 2014
Abbas Reaffirms Commitment to Palestinian Fixed Principles
RAMALLAH, March 20, 2014 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas pledged Thursday to commit to Palestinian fixed principles in a speech he delivered to thousands of supporters in Ramallah.
Abbas stressed that he will not give up the Palestinians' rights or betray their trust.
Abbas made these statements to thousands of Palestinians who staged a rally to welcome him back from Washington at the Presidential compound (al-Muqataʻa) in Ramallah.
Commenting on his recent official visit to the US and meeting with US President, Barack Obama, Abbas said: “I have honored my pledge and kept my promise.”
Speaking to Obama in the White house, Abbas had affirmed that he is interested in reaching a just and lasting peace that guarantees the rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state based on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital as well as finding a just and lasting solution to the refugee problem.Thousands of Palestinian supporters staged rallies in several cities across the West Bank in support of Abbas. They urged Abbas to resist calls to make concessions, especially on the issue of recognizing Israel as a ‘Jewish state’.