India supports united, sovereign Palestine: PM Modi
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 0:43
Israel invaded Hamas-run Gaza in mid-2014, killing over 2,000 Palestinians in the ensuing conflict.
The official Wafa news agency reported that Abbas pointed out that such recognition must be based on the right of return, the right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent state based on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
India today said it is committed to be a useful development partner of Palestine and expressed unwavering support of the Palestinian cause.
In his speech following delegation-level talks at Hyderabad House, the Palestinian President said the peace process received a boost following his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump.
A senior official noted that the call took place at around 5 P.M. Israel time, as Netanyahu was about to enter an event with his finance minister.
The debate swirling around the Trump administration's position on Israel intensified in recent days when it was revealed that a senior member of the USA delegation reportedly angrily shouted at his Israeli counterpart that the Western Wall was "part of the West Bank".
In the letter, the families dubbed the payments "incitement that motivates Palestinian youth to murder Israelis", and urged the visiting President to stop the PA's "immoral policy... before any talks can commence". President Abbas and I agreed that both sides, through practical cooperation, will work together to build Palestine's economy and contribute to improving the lives of its people.
"I prayed for the president and I wished him success, especially on his upcoming trip", Friedman said in a video posted on the U.S. embassy's Twitter feed.
Israel stresses that its prison conditions complies with worldwide lawyer, but hundreds of Palestinians, led by convicted murderer Marwan Barghouti, have nonetheless gone on hunger strike for better conditions.
He has also advocated breaking with decades of United States policy and supports moving the United States embassyfrom Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Abbas arrived with a delegation for his third state visit to India, where he will hold key talks on bilateral, regional and global issues, including the peace process in the restive Middle East, according to India's foreign ministry. His visit to the Western Wall will be the first by a sitting USA president; only presidential candidates have visited the holy site.