28.07.2011 26.Tammus, 5771
Abbas tells Palestinians: Step up Arab Spring-style protests against Israel
For first time, Palestinian president openly urges popular activism in support of his initiative to seek UN recognition of a Palestinian state.
President Mahmoud Abbas urged Palestinians on Wednesday to step up peaceful protests against Israel, urging "popular resistance" inspired by the Arab Spring to back a diplomatic offensive at the United Nations.
Abbas, addressing a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) meeting, reiterated his decision to seek full UN membership for Palestinian state alongside Israel, saying it was a diplomatic move resulting from paralysis in the U.S.-backed peace process….