Abbas will ‘no longer deal with Israel’ if UN statehood resolution fails

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President Mahmoud Abbas
President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned he’ll cut all ties with Israel if the draft United Nations Security Council resolution on statehood fails.

Abbas said his unity government was determined to restore the rights of the Palestinian people.

Under the plan, a peace deal must be reached within 12 months of its signing and Israel must withdraw from Palestinian territories by 2017.

The Palestinian delegation to the UN has confirmed it included East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state in the draft document submitted last week.

The international community has never endorsed Israel’s sovereignty over the whole of the city, which they declared in 1980.

Source and full story: Euronews, 23 December 2014