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Abbas warns Palestinian Authority will no longer recognize Israel

Abbas' threat comes as the Biden administration shows little appetite for taking on the prospect of peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivers a speech remotely at the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Sept. 24, 2021 in New York City.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned on Friday that his administration would no longer recognize Israel if the Jewish State did not stop occupying Palestinian territory taken since the 1967 war within one year.

"We must state that Israel, the occupying power, has one year to withdraw from the Palestinian territory it occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem,” Abbas said during a virtual speech before the United Nations General Assembly in New York Friday.

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