Abbas, at UN, accuses Israel of waging ’war of genocide’

September 26, 2014 5:10 PM

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UNITED NATIONS: Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Friday accused Israel of waging a "war of genocide" in Gaza and vowed to seek war crimes prosecutions. "We will not forget and we will not forgive, and we will not allow war criminals to escape punishment," Abbas said in a speech to the UN General Assembly.

The 50-day war in Gaza-- the third war in the Gaza Strip in six years -- killed 2,140 Palestinians, mostly civilians. "Israel has chosen to make it a year of a new war of genocide perpetrated against the Palestinian people," he said.

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