Abbas reaffirms UN membership bid

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has reaffirmed Palestine's bid for UN membership, saying it should complement peace negotiations provided that Israel is prepared to negotiate on the basis of 1967 borders.


Abbas says the Palestinians are not seeking "to delegitimize Israel" by applying to join the United Nations "but to delegitimize its settlement activities and the seizure of our occupied lands." Abbas' message Tuesday for the UN's annual day of solidarity with the Palestinian people was read by the Palestinian UN observer, Riyad Mansour. (AP)


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