Arab League says UN bid ‘dangerous’
THE SECRETARY General of the Arab League has urged the Palestinian president to reconsider the Palestinian Authority’s bid for unilateral statehood at the United Nations next month.
Nabil El Araby made the comment in light of the heightened tension between Israel and Gaza, which was sparked when terrorists struck three separate locations in southern Israel last week, killing eight people.
Mr ElAraby said the violence should be taken into account by Mr Abbas, who has vowed to go to the UN in a symbolic move for Palestinian statehood, despite criticism by the Obama administration.
Mr Abbas has also called for largescale “Arab Spring” style protests in the West Bank to build up support for the planned bid.
Mr El Araby warned, however: “The unilateral appeal to the UN Security Council and UN General Assembly could be a very dangerous move for the Palestinians during this period. I propose that Abbas reconsider the handling of the matter.”