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Palestinian leader calls on UN to stop Israeli crimes

Palestinian leader calls on UN to stop Israeli crimes

Ramallah, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) President Mahmoud Abbas called on the UN to act to stop the new Israeli escalation in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which includes continued violations to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, an official source reported on Wednesday.
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Abbas received UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland on Tuesday evening, to whom he delivered a letter for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Wafa news agency reported.

The president described Wennesland as “an image of the brutal attacks by the Israeli occupation forces and extremist groups of settlers,” the news agency stated.

The Palestinian leader stressed that these actions led that hundreds of his compatriots have been injured and arrested, while he categorically rejected any change in the historical status quo of that mosque, considered the third holiest site for Muslims.

He also urged the United Nations to mobilize the international community “to end the historic injustice against the Palestinian people.”

On Twitter, Wennesland described the meeting as a constructive and reaffirmed his willingness to work to reduce tension in the occupied territories.

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