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Palestinian President: United States Back Israeli Aggression in Gaza

During the 33rd Arab Summit in Bahrain, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that the destructive war on the Palestinian people in Gaza must be put to an end and that the Palestinian people must be able to establish their state on the 1967 borders.

He added that the Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip is backed politically and militarily by the United States of America, reported BBC News.

The president said that more than 70% of Gaza’s residential buildings were destroyed under American cover, stressing that it is time for the United States to end its double standards.

Abbas criticized the United States’ use of the veto 4 times, including 3 times to prevent a ceasefire in Gaza and one against the establishment of a Palestinian state.

He called on the participating countries and the United States to pressure Israel to release Palestinian Authority’s Money.

The 33rd Arab Summit kicked off in the Bahraini capital, Manama, today, Thursday, in the midst of the complicated situation in the region, overshadowed by the ongoing war in Gaza.

This summit is taking place during exceptional circumstances, as the proposed draft agenda includes 8 main items that address various issues related to Arab action in the political, economic, social, cultural, media, and security fields.

The political aspect occupies about 70% of the files presented to Arab leaders, especially with the multiple crises in the region, most notably the situation in Gaza.

The summit’s draft agenda also includes an item on Arab affairs and national security. It includes several topics and files, including solidarity with Lebanon, developments in the situation in Syria, support for peace and development in Sudan, developments in the situation in Libya, and the latest updates regarding the Yemeni file.

Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, United Arab Emirates’ Vice president, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Kuwait’s Prime Minister Ahmad Al Abdullah Al-Sabah and other leaders are attending the summit.

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