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Reports: Abbas faults Israel for ‘procrastinating,’ says Palestine will move to join int’l organizations

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN for its Special Meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. (Photo: Reuters)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN for its Special Meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. (Photo: Reuters)

Mahmoud Abbas just gave a speech at PLO headquarters in Ramallah, and reports indicate there is no deal on the Pollard prisoner switcheroo to keep the talks going for another year, and Palestinians are moving ahead to join international organizations as a state.

Some of the tweets from reporters:

More from Dalia Hatuqa of Al Monitor, formerly of Al Jazeera: 

More from Sheera Frenkel at Buzzfeed:

And this from Hatuqa:

Frenkel elaborated later:

Then, the Palestinian Authority is still going to negotiate with Kerry and the Israelis:

But:

 

Derek Stoffel of CBC at once sought to blame Palestinians for walking away from talks.

BREAKING: Abbas signs agreement to join int’l organizations… appears that the Palestinians are walking away from peace talks. #CBC — Derek Stoffel (@DerekStoffelCBC) April 1, 2014

Uh oh.

Clarification: CBC News spoke to Abbas’ office: negotiations will continue, but PLO decided to join 15 UN orbs. b/c Israel broke… #CBC 1/2 — Derek Stoffel (@DerekStoffelCBC) April 1, 2014

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fantastic!

I think the first one of the list of 15 he signed to pursue Palestine State membership in was the Fourth Geneva Convention: http://www.timesofisrael.com/abbas-signs-palestines-application-to-join-15-un-bodies/#ixzz2xeq4Bz2M Kerry was to meet with Abbas tomorrow. Looks to me like Kerry called it off once he found out Abbas was now pursuing claims via international… Read more »

Kerry-Obama can also apply pressure: Secrets about suspected Israeli theft of U.S. weapons-grade nuclear material declassified – IRmep WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On March 18, 2014 ISCAP, the highest declassification authority in the U.S., released 84 pages (PDF) of formerly secret information about investigations into the illegal diversion… Read more »

face it…for almost everybody in the USA it would be better if Israel would go away…cease to exist…Israel is a recruiting poster for every teenage Muslim Freedom Fighter who comes down the block… because Israel is a parasite on the USA…WE…that’s YOU AND ME, does not matter what religion or… Read more »

From Maan: “In a televised speech, Abbas said he had started the process to sign agreements with 15 United Nations agencies and organizations and would pursue joining more.” Still talks of what he is “going to do”. More fun and games, threats and empty promises. I’ll believe it when it… Read more »