GA / PALESTINE ABBAS

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Addressing the General Assembly  the President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas noted that he had embarked on a recently launched round of negotiations in good faith and with an open mind, strongly determined to reach a peace accord within nine months. UNIFEED - UNTV

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STORY: GA / PALESTINE ABBAS
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DATELINE: 26 SEPTEMBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

26 SEPTEMBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY

2. Pan right, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas walks in and sits down
3. Wide shot, audience
4. Zoom out, Abbas walks to the podium
5. Pan right, Palestinian delegation
6. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine:
“We find ourselves, full of grief, regret and bitterness, raising the same long-standing conclusions and questions after a new war, the third war waged by the racist occupying State in five years against Gaza, this small, densely-populated and precious part of our country.
The difference today is that the scale of this genocidal crime is larger, and that the list of martyrs, especially children, is longer, as well as lists of the wounded and disabled, and that dozens of families have been completely decimated.”
7. Med shot, delegates
8. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine:
“The future proposed by the Israeli government for the Palestinian people is at best isolated ghettos for Palestinians on fragmented lands, without borders and without sovereignty over its airspace, water and natural resources, which will be under the subjugation and control of the racist settlers and army of occupation, and at worst will be a most abhorrent form of Apartheid.”
9. Wide shot, Abbas at the podium
10. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine:
“It is impossible, and I repeat - it is impossible - to return to the cycle of negotiations that failed to deal with the substance of the matter and the fundamental question. There is neither credibility nor seriousness in negotiations in which Israel predetermines the results via its settlement activities and the occupation's brutality. There is no meaning or value in negotiations for which the agreed objective is not ending the Israeli occupation and achieving the independence of the State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital on the entire Palestinian Territory occupied in the 1967 war. And, there is no value in negotiations which are not linked to a firm timetable for the implementation of this goal.”
11. Med shot, Palestine delegation
12. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine:
“During the past two weeks, Palestine and the Arab Group undertook intensive contacts with the various regional groups in the United Nations to prepare for the introduction of a draft resolution to be adopted by the United Nations Security Council on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to push forward the efforts to achieve peace. We still believe in peace through international legitimacy. This endeavour reaffirms our commitment to achieve a just peace through a negotiated solution and our adoption of a diplomatic and political effort through United Nations bodies.”
13. Various shots, end of speech

STORYLINE:

Addressing the General Assembly today (26 Sept), the President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas noted that he had embarked on a recently launched round of negotiations in good faith and with an open mind, strongly determined to reach a peace accord within nine months.

Abbas, referring to the latest conflict with Israel, “we find ourselves, full of grief, regret and bitterness, raising the same long-standing conclusions and questions after a new war, the third war waged by the racist occupying State in five years against Gaza, this small, densely-populated and precious part of our country.”

The difference, he said “is that the scale of this genocidal crime is larger, and that the list of martyrs, especially children, is longer, as well as lists of the wounded and disabled, and that dozens of families have been completely decimated.”

Abbas told world leaders that in the time since the previous armed conflict, in 2012, negotiations had failed as Israel refuses to end its occupation.

He said “the future proposed by the Israeli government for the Palestinian people is at best isolated ghettos for Palestinians on fragmented lands, without borders and without sovereignty over its airspace, water and natural resources, which will be under the subjugation and control of the racist settlers and army of occupation, and at worst will be a most abhorrent form of Apartheid.”

The Palestinian leader called for a different approach to negotiations.

He said it was “impossible to return to the cycle of negotiations that failed to deal with the substance of the matter and the fundamental question. There is neither credibility nor seriousness in negotiations in which Israel predetermines the results via its settlement activities and the occupation's brutality. There is no meaning or value in negotiations for which the agreed objective is not ending the Israeli occupation and achieving the independence of the State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital on the entire Palestinian Territory occupied in the 1967 war. And, there is no value in negotiations which are not linked to a firm timetable for the implementation of this goal.”

Abbas said Palestinians “still believe in peace through international legitimacy.”
During the past two weeks, he said, the State of Palestine and the Arab Group have been working with Member States to prepare a Security Council draft resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an endeavour that aspires to establish the State of Palestine over the entire territory occupied since 1967, and deal with the plight of Palestine refugees, with a specific timeframe for the implementation as stipulated in the Arab Peace Initiative.
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