In Christmas message, Abbas calls on world to protect Palestinians from Israel


Palestinian Authority president accuses Israeli government of continuing to “consolidate an Apartheid regime.”

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (photo credit:AFP PHOTO)

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“And I will bring again the captivityStrongs 7622: shbuwth, sheb-ooth´; or shbiyth, sheb-eeth´; from 7617; exile, concretely, prisoners; figuratively, a former state of prosperity:—captive(-ity).
Strongs 7617: shabah, shaw-baw´; a primitive root; to transport into captivity:—(bring away, carry, carry away, lead, lead away, take) captive(-s), drive (take) away.
of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled upStrongs 5428: nathash, naw-thash´; a primitive root; to tear away:—destroy, forsake, pluck (out, up, by the roots), pull up, root out (up), x utterly. out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.”
Amos 9:14-15


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday accused Israel of continuing to “consolidate an Apartheid regime by accelerating policies which destroy the two-state solution.”

Abbas’s latest accusation came in a “Christmas Message” in which he repeated other charges against Israel, such as the construction of an “Annexation Wall” and the uprooting of “historic olive trees” near Bethlehem.

“Jesus is a symbol for all Palestinians,” Abbas said. “Palestine and its people take pride in being the birthplace of Christianity and having the oldest Christian community in the world.”

He said that Palestinians in Bethlehem would celebrate Christmas this year “surrounded by 18 illegal settlements and an annexation wall, which are taking over their land.”

Abbas said that this Christmas comes during a particularly difficult period. He said that international intervention is “desperately needed to protect the Palestinians.”

Abbas accused Israeli extremists of attacking mosques and churches. He also said that the “twin cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem have been separated for the first time in over 2000 years of Christianity.”

Abbas stressed that there can be no Palestinian state without Jerusalem as its capital.

Abbas reiterated his condemnation of the terror brought by Islamic State and other terrorist groups, saying he supported action against them. “We express our solidarity with the peoples who have been affected by their evil actions, and particularly with the millions of refugees who were forced to leave their homes in search of safety,” he added.

  1. Fiona, 24 December, 2015

    Mr. Abbas is an anti-Christian.
    Christians follow Lord Yeshua/Jesus, and Israel is the apple of Lord Yeshua’s/Jesus’s eye.
    Those who bless Israel will be blessed. Those who curse Israel, like Mr. Abbas and the PA, are to be cursed.
    May Lord Yeshua/Jesus protect His own i.e. Israel, from this wicked man and his followers who preach evil against Israel.
    May Lord Yeshua/Jesus also save Jerusalem from that hideous mosque that now parks atop the mount where His Temple should sit, and also restore the total of Israel’s land back to Israel which has rightful sovereignty over it.

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