Palestine is ready to extend its hand to Israel to restart peace negotiations, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday.
In a press conference alongside US President Joe Biden in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Abbas said, “The opportunity for a two-state solution on the 1967 borders may only be available today, we don’t know what will happen in the future.”
He added, “I extend my hand to the leaders of Israel to make peace.”
Abbas called for ending the decades-long Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and allowing Palestinians to obtain their “legitimate rights” based on international resolutions.
Israel can be accepted to live in peace with its neighbors in the region with the establishment of a Palestinian state, the Palestinian leader said.
Reopening the US Consulate in East Jerusalem and removing the umbrella Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from the US terrorist list, Abbas also called.