Abbas’ Words Show He Has No Desire for Peace
During Mahmoud Abbas’ address to the UN last week, he barely alluded to the “right to return:”
It remains our hope that such a conference will lead to the establishment of a mechanism and defined time-frame for an end to the occupation in accordance with the relevant resolutions of international legitimacy, the principle of land for peace and the Arab Peace Initiative, which calls, inter alia, for a just and agreed solution for the Palestine refugees in accordance with Resolution 194.
There are six million [Palestinian] refugees, and I am one of them. I am a refugee. It is true that I live in Ramallah, but Ramallah is not my city. I have not returned [to my native city], and I am entitled to demand my right [of return], for I am a refugee who lost his land and his homeland.
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His Twitter account said it as well:
There are six million Palestinian refugees who are waiting to receive what they are entitled to, [waiting] to be allowed to return to their homes in accordance with UN Resolution 194.
Abbas knows that the world would not look kindly on him if he made his right of “return” into a centerpiece issue for his demands for so-called peace — because everyone knows that it’s a thinly veiled attempt to destroy the Jewish state demographically.
But in every speech he makes in Arabic, Abbas emphasizes “return” as an essential component to any ultimate agreement.
He is not preparing his people for peace, but rather for the next stage in the destruction of Israel.
Abbas is encouraging each one of the “refugees” in the West Bank and Gaza to move to Israel rather than stay under his rule in “Palestine.”
Which may make him the first world leader in history to encourage his own people to emigrate away from areas under his control.
What does that tell you about how serious he is about peace?