Created on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 18:18
Written by Ido Ben-Porat/Ari Yashar - Arutz Sheva
Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was quoted Sunday as saying diplomatic means are his weapon of choice in the battle against Israel instead of inciting terrorism - and then went on to threaten terrorism.
"I won't talk about using weapons against Israel and I will only use diplomatic means, but if the Palestinian people loses hope, in the end they will explode and no one can prevent that," Abbas said according to Reshet Bet journalist Gal Berger.
Ironically, Abbas has called for terrorist violence in a strikingly similar manner
to those used by his predecessor, terrorist leader Yasser Arafat. Abbas's religious adviser, PA Supreme Sharia (Islamic law) Judge Mahmoud Al-Habash, clarified last month that Abbas is inciting religious war
After the terrorist turned PA minister
Ziad Abu Ein died of a heart attack this month, Abbas threatened to cut the security cooperation with Israel - a threat which hasn't been carried out, but which Abbas said Sunday is still on the table along with joining a host of international conventions if the PA's unilateral attempt at the UN fails.
The PA last week submitted a resolution to the UN Security Council demanding an Israeli withdrawal from Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem by 2017, with Abbas explaining the second stage of the plan is to force millions of "Palestinian refugees
" on Israel.
Both the unilateral bid to the UN and the unilateral joining of international conventions, which the PA already started in April as it torpedoed peace talks with Israel, are in breach of the 1993 Oslo Accords.
In explaining the UN resolution last Thursday, Abbas said it calls for borders based on the 1949 Armistice lines, adding "Jerusalem will be the capital of the two states with eastern Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state."
He claimed the resolution aims at "formulating a just and agreed solution to the problem of the Palestinian refugees in accordance with the Arab peace initiative, the complete cessation of settlement activities, formulating security arrangements that will ensure the presence of a third international party, an agreement for an international conference to launch negotiations, on the condition that the negotiation period not exceed one year and that the end of the Israeli occupation of the state of Palestine will be before the end of 2017."
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded on Thursday to the PA’s unilateral move at the UN, saying Abbas "thinks he can threaten us with unilateral steps
. He does not understand that they will result in a Hamas takeover in Judea and Samaria, just as previously occurred in Gaza."