CAIRO, November 30. /TASS/. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in the city of Ramallah, during which he spoke in favor of strengthening the current truce and achieving a full ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, the WAFA news agency reported.
During the talks, the Palestinian leader "pointed to the need to strengthen the current truce in the Gaza Strip in order to achieve a complete ceasefire and end the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people," the statement said.
Abbas pointed to the importance of significantly increasing the supply of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian enclave, especially medicine, food, water and fuel, as well as "support for the reopening of hospitals in the Gaza Strip to treat thousands of wounded." The Palestinian president expressed his rejection of Israeli policies and called on the US to intervene to "prevent the expulsion of the Palestinian people from their land."
The Palestinian leader also pointed to the impossibility of accepting any plans by the Israeli authorities "to separate the Gaza Strip [from the West Bank], which is an integral part of the Palestinian state." Abbas advocated for the state of Palestine to become a full member of the United Nations and to hold an international peace conference, stressing that "peace can only be achieved through the implementation of the decision to establish two independent states, including the Palestinian state." According to Abbas, "any military solution [to the Palestinian issue] has proven to be unsustainable and will not be able to ensure security and stability in the region."