«the time is now for the Palestinian Spring, the time for independence»

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Absolutamente comovida com o discurso de Mahmoud Abbas nas Nações Unidas. Um discurso que merece ser lido e relido na íntegra. Momento histórico. Mas Obama já esqueceu que lhe foi atribuído o Prémio Nobel da Paz.

«In 1974, our deceased leader Yasser Arafat came to this hall (...) urging the United Nations to realize the inalienable national rights of the Palestinian people, stating: "Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand".»

«It is a moment of truth and my people are waiting to hear the answer of the world. Will it allow Israel to continue its occupation, the only occupation in the world? Will it allow Israel to remain a State above the law and accountability? Will it allow Israel to continue rejecting the resolutions of the Security Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations and the International Court of Justice and the positions of the overwhelming majority of countries in the world

«At a time when the Arab peoples affirm their quest for democracy - the Arab Spring - the time is now for the Palestinian Spring, the time for independence

«what the great poet Mahmoud Darwish said: "Standing here, staying here, permanent here, eternal here, and we have one goal, one, one: to be."»

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