Abbas in solidarity with France

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The Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, condemned the Paris attacks and said that the Palestinians are standing in solidarity with the people of France.

Via PLO’s Twitter account: ” President Abbas: We condemn the terrorist and we extend our sympathy and solidarity with the French people and government.”

Other Palestinian authorities also express their solidarity with the French people: the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its shock of the “heinous crime” and extended its solidarity with France in its “just war against terrorism” and Jamal Nazzal, a spokesperson for the Fatah movement in Europe said that the movement also “condemned the terrorist act.”

Yesterday night a massive coordinated attack happened in Paris, France, killing almost 130 people and leaving more than 90 seriously injured.

This Saturday, the Islamic State group took responsibility for it. In a statement issued online, the group said that “eight brothers wearing explosive belts and carrying assault rifles” conducted a “blessed attack on… Crusader France.”

French President Francois Holland announced three days of mourning after the attacks in 6 different locations in the French capital and stated that the coordinated assault was an “act of war.”

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