BETHLEHM (West Bank)- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the resolution 2334 of the UN security Council, condemning Jewish settlement building in Palestine, sets forth legal basics for a solution to the conflict.
"The voting in favour of the resolution has not resolved the Palestinian cause, but defined it," Abbas was quoted as saying by the official Palestinian news agency WAFA.
"The resolution stressed on the legal basics for a solution and reiterated that Israeli settlements are illegal," the Palestinian president said at a Christmas diner in Bethlehem, occupied West Bank.
"The world said its word that settlement in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem, is illegal," Abbas underlined, referring to the 14 state members of the Security Council who voted in favour of the resolution.
Abbas called on Israel "to sit together on the negotiation table to discuss all the outstanding issues between us and resolve it with good intentions."