Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
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Mahmoud Abbas: Violence 'will not deter Palestinians'

Mahmoud Abbas has said aggression from Israel will not deter Palestinian efforts to upgrade its observer status at the United Nations.

Speaking from Ramallah in a televised speech, the president urged Palestinians to unite in the face of the violence.

He added that Israel knew that "if there is peace, there will be security, stability. Without peace nobody can enjoy security."

  • 16 Nov 2012