Abbas says he is ready to set up Palestinian State on ’22 percent of land’


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would be ready to set up a Palestinian State on what he says is 22 percent of the size he says it should be, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency news reported on Tuesday.

Riyad Mansour, the UN’s permanent observer of the “State of Palestine,” made in the statements in Abbas’s name and said that “the time has come to find the political will in order to work seriously for achieving the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including the independence of the Palestinian state on the bases of 1967.”

“The State of Palestine continued to act with utmost responsibility to serve its people and uphold its legal obligations and international commitments,” Mansour said.

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