Abbas urges EU to 'do nothing' with any Israeli government

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PA President Mahmoud Abbas called on the European Union not to deal with any Israeli government that “does not recognize the two-state solution and does not renounce violence and terrorism” .

Abbas made this statement at a meeting with Latvian President Egils Levits, WAFA reports.

He called on the international community to link its relations with Israel to the extent that he is committed to this principles, and to stop all unilateral actions and return the Palestinian funds withheld.

Abbas also used his meeting with the Latvian President as an opportunity to urge European countries that have not yet recognized the “State of Palestine” to do so, to defend the decision to create two states and the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.

Mahmoud Abbas said that the Palestinians have no partner for peace in Israel, “who believes in a two-state solution based on international legitimacy, signed agreements and renunciation of violence and terrorism, which are the principles to which we are committed and work.”

“In this context, we call on the European Union and its member states not to deal with any Israeli government that does not recognizes these principles and values,” he said.

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