State of Palestine: 'The occupation does not want peace' — Abbas on Israeli airstrikes

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas commented on the recent Israeli military airstrikes against the Gaza Strip during a meeting of the Central Committee of the Fatah movement in Ramallah, Tuesday night, stating that «this indicates that the occupation does not want peace.» «Difficult days have passed on the West Bank, Jerusalem and especially on the Gaza Strip,» stated Abbas. «The Israeli... Еще occupation launched today a fierce aggression on the Gaza Strip with rockets and aircraft. This indicates that the occupation does not want peace. However, we want peace and we demand peace,» he continued. The Israeli military launched at least 25 airstrikes against the besieged territory. According to an Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) statement, the Israeli military attacked targets allegedly belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The attacks reportedly came in response to rockets fired into Israeli territory by Palestinian militants in Gaza. Mandatory Credit: Palestinian State TV

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