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July 26, 2016 9:50 am

Mahmoud Abbas Seeks to Sue UK Over Balfour Declaration, Calls on Arab League for Help

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for Britain to be prosecuted for the 1917 Balfour Declaration. Photo: Wikipedia.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for Britain to be prosecuted for the 1917 Balfour Declaration. Photo: Wikipedia.

JNS.org – The Palestinians are seeking to sue the United Kingdom for issuing the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which they see as the direct cause of the “Palestinian Nakba.”

In an address at the Arab League Summit, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki spoke on behalf of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and formally asked for the Arab League’s support in prosecuting the British for the nearly 100-year-old document.

“We are working to open up an international criminal case for the crime which they committed against our nation – from the days of the British Mandate all the way to the massacre which was carried out against us from 1948 onwards,” al-Maliki said.

“With the commemoration of 100 years since this historic massacre, and following the continuity of this tragedy, we request that the Secretary General of the Arab League assist us in prosecuting the British government for publishing the Balfour Declaration which caused this catastrophe against the Palestinian people,” he added.

The 1917 Balfour Declaration, written by U.K. Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to the 2nd Baron Rothschild Walter Rothschild, who was leader of the British Jewish community at the time, stated that the British government would “view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” The document is considered by many to be the founding legal document for the State of Israel.

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  • Ken Garey

    Emergency MRI of Mahmoud Abbas just to see if there is any brain matter whatsoever.
    The Palestine Mandate is now international law by UN Charter, Article 80 giving legal validity to the mandate system. So what will the Arab League do? Demand that the UN Charter be amended? What about the Mandates for Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq? Will their mandate-established nation status be revoked?
    I now believe Arabs have a collective IQ of zero.

    • me

      Abdullah will have to give up his part of Palestine and move back to Mecca. I’m sure the Saudis won’t mind.

  • Jonah

    If this me embicile had a triton sub he might get somewhere with this lawsuit.

  • abbas and his clique are deeply deranged, disturbed, bent.

    instead of trying to build a state, they spend their time and energy perseverating over paranoid fantasies. one can expect to hear new accounts of how the Jews control the world and are enslaving or exploiting Muslims and of how the Jews have mobilized birds, snakes, fish, etc. to spy for them or to sabotage the “Palestinians.” or, with a straight face, one of these contemptible liars will condemn the Jews for racism while insisting that not a single Jew be permitted to live under p.a. jurisdiction and that the death penalty be imposed upon anyone who sells real property to a Jew.

    any time now, abbas or one of the klepto-clowns around him will assert for the fourth or fifth time that this time he really has proof that the Jews killed arafat; he will demand that a team of European pathologists examine what’s left of the carcass. and, some complaisant Europeans will make themselves available for the engagement.

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