At UN, Abbas accuses Israel of waging 'war of genocide'

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly on Friday (AFP)
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly on Friday (AFP)

Middle East Eye, 26 September 2014

 

it has emerged that Abbas stopped a Palestinian application to join the ICC in the middle of the war in Gaza this August.

Reports of Abbas holding up the application followed a recording leaked in June in which Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Chief negotiator who was in the UN audience in New York on Friday, claimed that Abbas has promised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he would not make an application. 

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