Abbas in solidarity with France


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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