In a speech to the General Assembly on Friday, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas condemned the United Nations asserting that U.N. bodies had passed “hundreds” of resolutions condemning Israel but had not taken any actions that Palestinian leaders considered sufficient to come to their aid.
Abbas claimed that the nation of Israel is “destroying the two-state solution,” and accused Israel of a wide variety of abuses including the alleged demolition of Palestinian homes, the taking of child political prisoners, and “stealing the rain.”
“Israel does not believe in peace. It believes in imposing a status quo by force and by aggression. Therefore, we do not have an Israeli partner anymore to which we can talk,” Abbas claimed, adding that Israel is “destroying the two-state solution.”
“When we hear something positive, we acknowledge it, and yesterday I listened to the U.S. President Joe Biden and to the Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lavid and to other world leaders,” Abbas said. “I heard them supporting the two-state solution and we are thankful for that. This is of course a positive development.”
“The United Nations and its different organs have adopted hundreds of resolutions on Palestine. None was implemented. Is it possible? Not a single resolution was implemented,” Abbas said, claiming that the UN had passed nearly 1,000 resolutions on the Palestinian issue.
“Why, when a resolution is taken here or there, everyone calls for its implementation and calls for implementing the international legitimacy while all of these resolutions were adopted for Palestine and no one cares?” he asked. Abbas also repeatedly claimed to seek “peace” with Israel while falsely referring to its government as an “apartheid regime” guilty of “over 50 massacre.”