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Abbas to the UN: The occupation “lies like Goebbels”

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PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: The Zionist and Israeli false claims continue: That Israel made the desert bloom. Palestine was a desert, and they made it bloom. A Garden of Eden on earth. There is no escaping the lie. It [the occupation] lies and lies and lies, like Goebbels, lie, lie, lie, and the people will believe… Palestine was not a desert that the Zionists came to make bloom. It was all green, and all lakes, and rivers.”

[Archive News, YouTube channel, May 15, 2023]


Abbas spoke at the UN when the UN for the first time commemorated the Palestinian Nakba Day on May 15, 2023.


Nakba Day - Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after the establishment of Israel. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined local Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly established State of Israel. The Nakba (Arabic = catastrophe) refers to the establishment of Israel, and the subsequent defeat in the war, including the killing and displacement of Arab civilians that occurred during the war. The 2 fundamental messages of the term “Nakba” are to transfer Arab responsibility for the tragedies they themselves caused by placing the blame on Israel and to deny Israel’s legitimacy as a state.


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