Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Israel for the deadly clashes that left at least 16 Palestinians killed and over 1.000 wounded during the March of Return demonstration on Friday. «In front of this great event, I say that the Israeli occupation authorities are fully responsible for the lives of the martyrs and wounded were killed today by the fire of the occupation army in the face of... Еще popular peaceful demonstrations that took place to commemorate this anniversary and to uphold their right to self-determination like other peoples of the world”, he said. Abbas called for the intervention of the United Nations to protect the Palestinian people. “I have delegated the representative of the State of Palestine in the United Nations to contact the members of the Security Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations to take the necessary and immediate measures to protect our people”, he affirmed. The Palestinian President praised the “steadfastness” of the Palestinian people.“In conclusion, I again confirm that the message of our people today in all its places of existence has proved near and far that no liquidation projects will pass, and that Jerusalem with its Islamic and Christian holies will remain an Arab Palestinian,” said Abbas.