Erdan slams UN Nakba Day event

YnetNews.com reports: “Israeli UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan appealed to member states to refrain from attending what he called ‘an abominable and blatant attempt to distort history,’ as Palestinians will mark a 75-year anniversary of the Nakba – the Palestinian Catastrophe – at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.

The event in which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to speak is the first time, the UN will officially commemorate the flight of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from what is now Israel.

Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian U.N. envoy, called the U.N. observance ‘historic’ and significant because the General Assembly played a key role in the partition of Palestine.

In a speech to the U.N. Security Council on April 25, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said ‘it is time to bring the Nakba to an end,’ stressing that the Palestinians have suffered from the most protracted refugee crisis in the world…”

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