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For Palestinian president, all of Israel is ‘occupied territory’

By Post Editorial Board


Even as Palestinians are stabbing Jews on Israeli streets, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry still save their harshest criticism for Israel’s settlement-building and its “incitement” to violence.

They’d do well to notice what Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas recently had to say in Arabic to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Amid a long harangue against Israel, Abbas asked: “For how long will this protracted Israeli occupation of our land last? After 67 years, how long?”

Now, 67 years takes us back to 1948 — the year of modern Israel’s creation. That’s nearly two decades before the Six-Day War, when Israel captured the West Bank and Gaza.

In other words, Abbas sees “occupied” Palestine


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