Abbas aide admits ”mistake” on Gaza report

Published October 7th, 2009 - 08:53 GMT

A member of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ inner circle on Wednesday said the Palestinian leadership made a mistake by suspending action on a Gaza war crimes report. This move by Abbas led to angry protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

 

The U.N. report alleged that Israel and Hamas committed war crimes in Gaza last winter. According to Palestinian sources, last week, Abbas gave in to American pressure and agreed to suspend the push for war crimes tribunals.

 

However, on Wednesday, senior Abbas aide Yasser Abed Rabbo said that “we have the courage to admit there was a mistake.” According to the AP, the Palestinians with the help of Arab states are now seeking to have the U.N. Security Council consider the Gaza report.

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