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Report: Abbas Wants UN Forces in Jerusalem

Israel National News (Link) - Maayana Miskin (October 10, 2010)

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas delivered a vitriol-laden speech to the Arab League on Saturday in which he attacked Israel for �Judaizing� Jerusalem, according to the PA-based Wafa news service. Abbas called to involve the world in forcing Israel to split the city.

The PA and the Arab League have demanded that all parts of Jerusalem east of the 1949 armistice line - including those that are historically Jewish, and including the Temple Mount, Judaism�s holiest site - be turned over to the PA as the capital of a new Arab state in Judea and Samaria.

Abbas told Arab leaders that Israel is carrying out �ethnic cleansing� in the city, and that Israeli policy poses a danger to Muslim and Christian holy places. He also accused Israel of doing damage to the Al-Aksa Mosque, and concluded that Israel is attempting �to destroy the peace process.�

He proposed that Arab leaders turn to the United Nations to get a condemnation of Israeli activities in Jerusalem, and to force a stop to Jewish growth in the capital. Among the things Abbas hopes to see condemned are the construction of new homes for Jews in northern, eastern, and southern Jerusalem, and the destruction of Arab homes built without a permit.

In addition, Abbas called for international observers to come stop the �Judaization� process.

Other steps he proposed were: gathering widespread Arab and Islamic support for PA demands regarding Jerusalem, creating a plan for international Arab support for the city, and an increase in financial aid to the PA. �

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