Violence could have grave consequences, says Abbas

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Mahmoud Abbas appealed for help from the international community at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Photo: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré

The President of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Mahmoud Abbas, appealed to the UN on Wednesday to help stop the violence there, or else risk an "explosion" by his people that would have "grave consequences" for everyone.

In a special address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Mr Abbas said that peace was still possible with Israel, but that this was perhaps the last chance to achieve it.

Speaking amid an upsurge in violence in Jerusalem, the Palestinian head of state repeated calls for an end to Israeli occupation, before calling for concrete action on establishing a two-state peace plan.

Here's Daniel Johnson's report from Geneva.

Duration: 2'52"

 

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