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Fatah and Hamas officials announce unity deal
Abbas: Steadfastness to triumph over tyranny
Published Monday 16/05/2011 (updated) 17/05/2011 18:46
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RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- In his address to Palestinians at the close of Nakba Day, President Mahmoud Abbas urged strength and said he was "sure a Palestinian state will come in the next year."

Israeli fire killed 14 over the weekend in Jerusalem, Gaza, Syria and Lebanon as displaced Palestinians and Syrians demanded their right to return at rallies marking the expulsion of more than 760,000 from their homes in fighting as the state of Israel was declared.

Addressing those who were killed, Abbas said the "blood of the martyrs slain marking Nakba Day in the homeland and in exile was shed for the sake of the people's freedom. It was not shed in vain."

The president delivered the address in a televised speech aired on satellite channel Palestine TV. He took the opportunity to commend protesters and Palestinians for their patience and vision.

"To all who took part in the activities and events marking Nakba Day, I say to you that you have proved to all that right is stronger than time, and that the will of the people is stronger and more durable than the might of tyrannical forces and occupation," he said.

Abbas reaffirmed his own commitment to the creation of a Palestinian state and the creation of a realizable homeland for refugees, saying he was sure that the reconciliation agreement Fatah signed with Hamas had helped pave the way.

The agreement, signed in Cairo on May 4, ended the rivalry between the factions, and laid the groundwork for the creation of a government of technocrats to prepare for elections.

The mechanisms of the unity agreement are so strong, Abbas said, they will prevent Israel from "coming up with any pretext to think that reconciliation with Hamas means an end to the peace process."

The day before the agreement was signed Israel said it would not negotiate with a Palestinian government that included Hamas, which it considers a "terrorist group." Weeks earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu complained that he could not negotiate with a fractured leadership.

"A Palestinian state is inevitable, the whole world supports the end of the occupation," Abbas said, reaffirming the aim to establish a state on the pre-1967 borders.

"Despite all hardships we face in refugee camps and under occupation, we have become more confident that our independent state is certainly coming," the president added.
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1 ) DBR / USA
16/05/2011 17:06
Nice speech Mr. Abbas, now put your words into action and don't use PA police to stop the Protesters from Protesting! Don't arrest the youth organizers. Allow your people to express that they're fed up with living under occupation!

2 ) southparkbear / usa
16/05/2011 18:06
let's watch syria and libya and see

3 ) JohnWV / United States
16/05/2011 18:15
Over the decades of occupying the Palestinian homeland Israel reduced Gaza to an open air prison and raised humiliation, brutalization and murder to art forms. Israel is a racist, apartheid, tribal theocracy by, of, and for the chosen people; a danger to itself and to civilization. The Jew's cruel abuse of their goyim inferiors is on vivid display to the whole world. May the Palestinian State be established and thrive on massive Israeli punitive reparations.

4 ) Tobias / US
16/05/2011 18:49

Palestinian leaders should stop lying to their people.
The people should read the refugee return related Wikileaks documents.
And, the Palestinian people should learn something from 63 years of occupation !!

If Palestinians were stop delusionally denying all the above realities,
then they would realize that:
Their Own Steadfastness will triumph over any chance of
Their Own Freedom from occupation !!

However, Steadfastness will NEVER triumph over either reality or Israel !!!


5 ) Tamer / US
16/05/2011 19:56
Enough said... the above comment accurately and eloquently describes the entire situation. God bless all those who fight for freedom and justice

6 ) Chimo / USA
16/05/2011 20:12
John, your little anti jewish diatribe proves that you and your kind are the eternal enemies of my kind. I can assure you, that not in yours or my lifetime will you see the dissapearance of the only jewish country in the world. The Jews have survived the worst that the world has thrown at them and come out stronger and more emboldened than ever.

7 ) Sahal / UK
16/05/2011 21:48
The mass protests on the borders just shows how sick the people are of this crises, that they are willing to risk their lives, because they cant handle rotting in refugee camps, or live under aparthy... that they finally start questioning the point of living and just march.....

8 ) Julie / USA
17/05/2011 04:34
#6 Chimo Hitler - your pathetic anti-semetic rhetoric & victimhood whining means nothing to us. wanting israeli CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY & WAR CRIMES punished most severely has NOTHING to do with the jewish religion, it has EVERYTHING to do with stopping zionist terrorists who've hi-jacked true judaism. hundreds of thousands of TRUE Jews worldwide are OUTRAGED at israel and condemn israel just like we do...google it! your kind is the world's #1 terrorists & #1 enemy. WAKE UP, blind idiot

9 ) Niva dos Santos / Brazil
17/05/2011 09:01
The zions got the sick dellusion that they can not be beaten. They think they are still em 1968. They are wrong, o yes, so wrong...

10 ) James Hovland / USA
18/05/2011 23:25
Nakba is not a day of celebration, but a day mourning. In September if the Palestinians have planned their days well and positioned themselves correctly, there will be a new occasion to commemorate. What is the Arabic work for triumph? Beyond September will come another new day of celebration. Until then our hope remains. Next year we celebrate in Jaffa.
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