Abbas visits Jenin to assess reconstruction progress, show solidarity

Visit is first in over a decade, comes after deadly Israeli raid

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Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Jenin on Wednesday afternoon to assess the situation of citizens and to follow up on the progress of the reconstruction of Jenin and its refugee camp after a deadly Israeli raid that left at least 12 Palestinians dead.اضافة اعلان

This was his first visit to Jenin since 2012.

Abbas traveled from Ramallah to Jenin using a Jordanian helicopter, according to Amad news.

Reaffirming unity and securityIn a speech delivered upon his arrival, Abbas emphasized the importance of maintaining the security and authority of Palestine, stating, "We will not allow, and I say this frankly, any hand that reaches for the unity, security, safety, and stability of our people will be cut off from its roots."

Abbas expressed his commitment to the reconstruction efforts in Jenin, affirming that acts of aggression would not be tolerated. He stated, "We came today to Jenin to follow up on the reconstruction of the camp.”

“We will not accept any aggression from anyone, and we will remain steadfast and patient."

Vision for an independent stateFurthermore, Abbas emphasized the collective goal of unity and the determination to remain on their homeland until it is fully liberated from Israeli occupation.

He emphasized the PA’s commitment to fighting for an independent state of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital, underlining the long-standing aspirations of the Palestinian people.

Honoring the fallen
Upon his arrival in Jenin, Abbas was warmly received by Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayeh, members of the Palestinian leadership, the government, the Governor of Jenin Akram Rajoub, security officials, and representatives of official and civil institutions.

As a gesture of respect, Abbas paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the recent Israeli attack.

He laid a wreath of flowers on graves in the new Martyrs Cemetery in the Jenin refugee camp.

The cemetery now serves as the resting place for nine individuals who fell victim to the recent Israeli hostilities in the city of Jenin and its camp.

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