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Palestinian State: Abbas makes Arab aid appeal; sees risk to UN bid

Tuesday August 16, 2011 08:14:58 AM, Agencies

Ramallah: President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday appealed for Arab financial support to help the Palestinians deal with “pressures and threats” from Israel and its allies which he said were a risk to his plan to seek UN approval for statehood in September.

 

Writing in the Arabic newspaper Al-Watan, Abbas said the Palestinians faced pressure from Israel and its allies to prevent them from seeing through their planned diplomatic action at September’s General Assembly meeting in New York, reported Reuters news agency.

 

“We have not enjoyed the Arab political and financial support needed to get through this delicate period. These pressures and threats will continue and reduce the chances of success,” Abbas wrote, without specifying the threats.

 

Despite the pressure, he said he was committed to seeing through the diplomatic offensive.

 

At the same time, Abbas thanked the Arabs, particularly Saudi Arabia, for “continuous aid to their Palestinian brothers. However their support now has a special quality in supporting our diplomatic move which will help in bringing peace closer.”

 

The Palestinian Authority faces a financial crisis which forced it to cut wages by half in July. Policymakers have identified a shortfall in Arab aid as the main cause.

 

The crisis has highlighted the financial fragility of the aid-dependent Palestinian Authority as Abbas embarks on a diplomatic offensive opposed by the United States, another of the Palestinians’ main donors and also Israel’s main backer.

 

Abbas’ plan is to apply for a full UN membership for the state of Palestine in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war.

 

The United States is expected to use its veto power in the Security Council to block the move, which it sees as unhelpful to its efforts to bring about a negotiated end to the conflict through the creation of a Palestinian state next to Israel.

 

Facing the prospect of a US veto, the Palestinians are also planning to seek a General Assembly resolution upgrading their UN status to that of a non-member state. Not requiring Security Council approval, that is expected to pass.

 

Israel sees the plan as an attempt to isolate and delegitimize it. Abbas said reasons for the move included the fact that “bilateral negotiations have reached a dead end.” He also said it would improve the chances of serious negotiations.

 

  





 

 

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