WAFA reported that Abbas stressed, during a phone call with Blinken, “the necessity of stopping the ongoing Israeli escalation” against the Palestinians, blaming “colonial practices,” including the occupation of Palestinian lands and “the attack on Islamic sanctities and sanctities.” Christianity, especially Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The head of the Palestinian authorities in the West Bank also warned that the inability to implement international law towards Israel and the “continuing injustice and oppression” facing the Palestinians are “pushing matters towards an explosion whose consequences no one will be able to bear.” “”.
The United States seeks to stop the escalation
According to the agency, Blinken should have emphasized that the United States was trying to cooperate with all parties to stop the escalation. The American side has not yet published a statement about the conversation with Abbas. Earlier, Blinken spoke with Israeli President Isaac Herkog and Foreign Minister Eli Cohen. According to the State Department, the US Secretary of State condemned in the strongest terms Saturday’s attacks carried out by Hamas and discussed “measures necessary to strengthen Israel’s security.”
President Biden also spoke of support for Israel in his speech at the White House.
– In this moment of tragedy, I want to tell them [Izraelczykom]And to the world and terrorists everywhere: The United States stands with Israel and will never fail to help it. “We will make sure they get the help their fellow citizens need and can continue to defend themselves,” Biden said during a brief appearance at the White House.
He repeated his previous warning to any enemies of Israel against exploiting Hamas attacks, adding that “the world is watching.”
Biden said that in addition to his conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he also had a conversation with Jordanian King Abdullah, and administration officials also spoke with representatives of Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Europe.
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