RAMALLAH, West Bank–Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered in cities across the West Bank to celebrate and watch a speech by President Mahmoud Abbas on large television screens set up in central squares for the occasion.
They were the largest public gatherings since Yasser Arafat’s funeral in 2004. There were no rallies in Gaza, where the militant group Hamas is in control and opposed Mr. Abbas’s U.N. initiative to accept Palestine as a member state.
Palestinians cheer moments before President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the U.N. General Assembly in the West Bank city of Ramallah
In the West Bank, the mood was jubilant as crowds made up of whole families gathered hours before the speech to sing, dance, chant slogans and wave Palestinian flags.
Among the many posters and banners, a few criticized U.S. President Barack Obama, whose speech on Wednesday and opposition to the statehood bid deeply disappointed Palestinians.
In Ramallah, the seat of Mr. Abbas’s government, the crowd filled Arafat square and lined the rooftops surrounding it. It erupted in cheers and flag waving when Mr. Abbas asked the U.N. to accept his application for observer state status.
The gatherings were overwhelming peaceful, but the Palestinian security and police forces mobilized all 29,000 officers to prevent violence and clashes with the Israeli military.
Israel itself mobilized more than 20,000 riot police and security officials. Major checkpoints were manned with thousands of soldiers in riot gear, and there were between youths throwing rocks and Israeli soldiers at some checkpoints.
By Scott Winchell and Denise Simon– SUA has been showing to the world, along with our many friends, the REAL facts of the history of the area we call “Palestine”. Now Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority seeks to circumvent any further discussions with Israel by asking the UN to unilaterally declare statehood to “Palestine”. As we witness this latest attempt to reduce the security of Israel, or as the Arabs in the Levant and beyond have always wanted, the destruction and annihilation of Israel, hoping to cause it to cease to exist.
There is only one truth, it has never been about land, it has always been about the destruction of Israel. Speaking at the UN yesterday, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once again, as he has done repeatedly, denied truths the world knows, and calls for the destruction of Israel. Now, Egypt, in its new iteration, with its new leaders, and the surge of power for the Muslim Brotherhood is declaring peace accords with Israel to be null and void.
Globally, nothing in history has had more attention, more books, more wars, more meetings and more debate than Israel and its people. We cannot accurately count the number of wars involving the Jews as persecution of the Jews is a daily standard. Summits, treaties, borders, government(s), currency, military, oil and gas resource rights all find clauses in the lost counts of agreements, resolutions, accords and declarations. The common argument is the hate of Jews and the installation of Palestine on land undeserving, yet earned by Israel. Peace is fleeting and obscure for the Jews. This video is just a snapshot of how all historical measures taken continue to fail as the honor and respect of Israel is in full opposition to the Islamic doctrine. Tomorrow will look like yesterday.
The following video, featuring Bill Whittle of Pajamas Media once again shows the truth, not the tired Israel hatred Propaganda and revisionist history of the likes of Arab and Iranian leaders. Please watch closely and read the article below from the Fars News Agency:
Camp David Accord No Longer Valid says Prominent Egyptian Politician
TEHRAN (FNA)– A leading Egyptian political activist underlined the necessity of revising Camp David Accord between Cairo and Tel Aviv, stressing that the deal is no more valid.
“Camp David is annulled and has no credit and value,” member of Egypt’s National Association for Change George Ishaq told FNA in Cairo.
“Since the Zionist regime attaches no respect to the accord and in order to reclaim Egypt’s sovereignty over the Sinai region…the agreement should be reviewed and revised,” underlined Ishaq, a former coordinator of Kefaya Movement, a political movement opposing Hosni Mubarak’s regime.
Earlier this month, Egyptian youths stormed the Israeli embassy and destroyed a part of a barricade wall around the building, forcing the Israeli ambassador to fly out of Cairo.
Elsewhere, Ishaq said that Egyptian people will continue protests until the state of emergency in the country comes to an end.
Meantime, a military official said on Wednesday that Egypt’s state of emergency will remain in place until June 2012, stressing that the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) seeks to “end the emergency as soon as possible”.
“The SCAF did not extend or declare the Emergency Law, whose most recent two-year extension, in June 2010, means it is valid until next June,” said General Adel el-Mursi, the head of the Military Judicial Authority.
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