Abbas urges UN action to stop Israel, supports ceasefire plan

Abbas said he supported a proposal by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak for an immediate truce between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza.

Abbas urges UN action to stop Israel, supports ceasefire plan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Israel's attack on the Gaza Strip is genocide and appealed for urgent action by the United Nations Security Council to stop the 12-day assault, Bloomberg reported.

"The entire world opinion will accept no less than an urgent intervention by the Security Council to stop the fighting and deter the aggressor," Abbas said at the UN in New York late today. "This is the message I am bearing."

Abbas said he supported a proposal by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak for an immediate truce between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza.

"Gaza today is living a new Palestinian catastrophe," Abbas said. "I call upon this council to take the first necessary steps to save my people in Gaza, a resolution calling for an immediate cessation of Israeli aggression."

Abbas addressed a Security Council meeting attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and Arab League Secretary-General Amre Moussa.


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