Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Saturday accused Israel of splitting the Palestinian territories into isolated cantons to prevent the creation of a state. "Israel is continuing its aggression, its occupation, the construction of settlements and the Judaisation of Jersualem," Abbas told the opening session of the Arab summit in Damascus.
"The solution which Israel is designing consists of a group of cantons on a land separated by settlements, the separation wall and roadblocks," he said, according to AFP. "This type of solution only reinforces the occupation and colonisation and is aimed at preventing the creation of a independent Palestinian state," Abbas added.
"The Palestinian people hold on to their land, while holding on to the dream of peace and two states, but Israel in still building settlements," he stated.