Palestinian President Abbas calls on Israel to renew negotiations instantly

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas mentioned Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s name for a two-state resolution was a “constructive growth” however mentioned the proof can be a direct return to negotiations.

“The true take a look at of the credibility and seriousness of this stance is for the Israeli authorities to return to the negotiation desk instantly,” he instructed the U.N. Common Meeting, in a speech that largely lambasted Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Israel captured East Jerusalem, the West Financial institution and Gaza – areas that Palestinians look for an unbiased state – within the 1967 Center East struggle. U.S.-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2014.

Efforts to achieve a two-state deal, which entails an Israeli and Palestinian state current facet by facet, have lengthy been stalled.

Palestinians and rights teams say Israel has entrenched its management of the occupied Palestinian territories by its army rule over thousands and thousands of Palestinians and chronic settlement building.

Lapid’s point out of a two-state components was the primary by an Israeli chief on the United Nations stage in years and echoed U.S. President Joe Biden’s assist in Israel in August for the long-dormant proposal.

Lapid spoke lower than six weeks earlier than a Nov. 1 election that might return to energy the right-wing former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a longstanding opponent of the two-state resolution.

(Reporting by Henriette Chacar in Jerusalem, Ali Sawafta in Ramallah and Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza; Enhancing by James Mackenzie and Catherine Evans)

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