Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the international community to shoulder responsibility to protect the Palestinians and hold an international peace conference.
He underlined the importance of halting the Israeli aggression against the Palestinians and opening humanitarian corridors.
Addressing the Cairo Peace Summit, he said Israel violated international law by attacking civilians, especially hospitals and shelter centers.
He warned of attempts of forced evacuation of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, asserting: “We won’t leave our lands.”
The Palestinian president reiterated full rejection of killing civilians of both sides and called for releasing hostages, captives and all detainees in addition to commitment to the international legitimacy, and signed agreements and renouncing violence.
He said peace and security will only be achieved by ending the Israeli occupation under the two-state solution with East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
He urged the United Nations Security Council to shoulder its responsibility to protect the Palestinians and grant Palestine full membership. Also, he called on all countries in the world to recognize the state of Palestinian and stressed the need for holding an international peace conference to realize the aspired peace.
Abbas thanked President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for calling and hosting the Cairo summit as well as the participating parties and all those who gave hand to the Palestinians during such hard times.