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Mahmoud Abbas Asks For 'Specific Date' for Palestinian Independence at UN | Care2 Causes

Mahmoud Abbas Asks For 'Specific Date' for Palestinian Independence at UN | Care2 Causes

On Friday, the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas presented a plan to the UN, which he hopes will lead to full Israeli withdrawal within three years. The resolution, which is determined to make the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem a free and independent area, is something Abbas has said he’s committed to. The plan has a number of stages, one of which was relieving internal tensions between Fatah, which runs the West Bank, and Hamas which is currently running Gaza. Talks over the week in Cairo were said to have held a ‘positive atmosphere’ as both Hamas and Fatah worked to create a unified government. Both sides have their grievances. Fatah has accused Hamas of setting up a shadow government, while Hamas says that Fatah simply stood by and watched as 2,000 Gazans were killed in the recent Israeli incursion. However, after talks concluded, it was reported that a ‘breakthroug...

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