Palestinian leader accuses Israel of ‘genocide’ at UN

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of carrying out a “war of genocide” in Gaza in his speech at the UN General Assembly.


Mr Abbas said Israeli “war crimes” in Gaza should be punished, but stopped short of saying he would take the issue to the International Criminal Court.


His speech brought strong condemnation from Israel and from the US, which described it as “offensive”.


The 50-day conflict left about 2,100 Palestinians and 73 Israelis dead.


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