MOFA condemns intensified attack on Palestinian legitimacy


The US administration has recently intensified its fierce assault on the Palestinian legitimacy represented by President Mahmoud Abbas, in full agreement with the right-wing government in Israel, headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, as a fundamental link used by the Israeli authorities against the Palestinian people, their land and their legitimate and national rights, MOFA said in a statement Monday.

“This attack took a dangerous turn when Washington and Tel Aviv tried to make the Security Council to issue a condemning statement against the Palestinian president, in a series of steps initiated by the US administration with Trump’s announcement on moving the embassy, in an attempt to spread chaos among Palestinians, believing that it will provide them with the opportunity to pass the so-called “Deal of the Century” that will diminish the Palestinian cause and the rights of the Palestinian people,” statement said.

The Ministry strongly condemned this campaign that it said was “completely against the culture of peace adopted by President Mahmoud Abbas,” saying the American administration and the Israeli government should bear full and direct responsibility for his life and the repercussions of this large-scale incitement.

“The ministry affirms that the occupation, since its establishment has been trying to distort any criticism of its illegal policies, by categorizing them in a way that serve their interests under various titles, including “antisemitism,” “diplomatic terrorism,” “DE legitimization of Israel,” “Palestinian terrorism” in addition to other titles that Israel makes up in order to perpetuate the occupation of the Palestinian land, as well as settlements expansion and the continuous ongoing Judiazation ; which are misleading arguments and pretexts to continue this attack, to thwart any opportunity to achieve peace and serious negotiations to resolve the conflict peacefully.”

The Ministry said it highly appreciates the government of Kuwait on their courage in thwarting the American-Israeli attempts, as they condemned the statements made by US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, who tried to deceptively defend the credibility of the United Nations, specially that the United Nations role has been completely disrupted and transformed into a hostage with the American veto, impeding the implementation of the UN resolutions on the Palestinian issue and thus undermining the credibility of the United Nations and its organizations and institutions.

The Ministry affirmed that the escalating American-Israeli attack against President Mahmoud Abbas reached an advanced and systematic stages in the assassination of his authority, image and his positions within the so-called “Deal of the Century”.

“The Ministry affirms that the onslaught of the enemies against our people will not undermine the steadfastness of our people and their complete endorsement of its legitimate leadership, headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, and will increase their determination to uphold their just and legitimate national rights,” it concluded.