Ma'an News Agency
October 14, 2009 - 12:00am

Those who advised President Mahmoud Abbas to defer the Goldstone report gave him bad advice, Fatah Central Committee member Nabil Sha’ath told a Paris panel on Wednesday.

Sha’ath spoke at an online panel discussion of the issues raised by the recent Palestinian Authority decision to delay the decision on whether or not to adopt the Goldstone report into UN policy. The discussion was organized by the Paris-based Arab European Studies Center.

“Abbas said in his speech that he was fully responsible for the decision, that someone advised him to make it and that the advice was wrong; he admitted he made a mistake and said he would make it up,” Sha’ath told listeners and participants. “This is why there will be a new meeting of the Human Rights Council,” he added.

The Fatah leaders said Abbas would “approach all international parties including the International Criminal Court.”


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