State of Palestine: 'Deal of the century is really the slap of the century' - Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivered a speech at the Palestinian Central Council meeting in Ramallah on Sunday.

Several Palestinian factions participated in the meeting to discuss, among other things, how to react to US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"So we are now offered Abu Dis [as a capital for future Palestinian State]. We are sitting here and we are here. We will not commit the mistakes of the past. We will not commit the mistakes of 1948 or 1967. We remain under the worst of occupation and settlements. We will not leave this country. This is our land. This is our country," stated Abbas.

Speaking on Trump's so-called "deal of the century" Abbas said "Now we say no to Trump and others. We do not accept his project and we said that the 'deal of the century' is really the slap of the century and we will reply," adding that "we can say no to anyone if it is about our fate, our future, our land and our people, no and one thousand times no."

SOT, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President (Arabic): "Jerusalem has been removed from the table by the tweet of Mr. Trump, and that is why we met and this meeting was with all levels of this Palestinian society, because there is nothing more important than Jerusalem to meet and to meet by its order searching what the Americans gave us and what they will give."

SOT, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President (Arabic): "So we are now offered Abu Dis [as a capital for future Palestinian State]. We are sitting here and we are here. We will not commit the mistakes of the past. We will not commit the mistakes of 1948 or 1967. We remain under the worst of occupation and settlements. We will not leave this country. This is our land. This is our country."

SOT, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President (Arabic): "We do not take instructions from anyone, we can say no to anyone if it is about our fate, our future, our land and our people, no and one thousand times no. Now we say no to Trump and others. We do not accept his project and we said that the 'deal of the century' is really the slap of the century and we will reply."

SOT, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President (Arabic): "The last thing that happened is Oslo, now I'm saying that Israel canceled Oslo, so the decisions that must be made are where to go on the Oslo subject. We need to mention that there are benefits to Oslo, one of them is that Israel was denying the existence of the Palestinian people, and they did recognise the existence of the Palestinian people and mutual recognition as we have recognised Israel and they have recognised the PLO as the only legitimate representative for the Palestinian people. But now things are changing, we are now an authority without authority and we will not accept that."

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