Abbas Asks UN To End Palestinian ‘Suffering’


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday asked the UN General Assembly to end the world’s “last occupation” and recognize a Palestinian state.

“It is time for the Palestinian people to gain their freedom and independence,” he said in a speech that grew in emotion as it went on.

“After 63 years of suffering …enough…enough…enough,” he told the General Assembly to a standing ovation. “Palestine is being reborn, people of the world stand with us.”

“We hope we will not have to wait long,” he added.

Crowds gathered in the West Bank cheered the news as Israeli protesters burnt U.S. flags and portraits of U.S. President Barack Obama, who said on Thursday the Palestinians “deserve a state.”

Ria Novosti

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