Abbas: Libyan bloodshed 'saddening'

2011-03-21 14:29

Budapest - The Palestinian National Council is saddened by the current bloodshed in Libya, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday.

"We find the painful events that have been ongoing in Libya for over a month to be very saddening," Abbas, who is on a two-day official visit to Hungary, told journalists.

"It is saddening when there are human victims and we hope the (bloodshed) will soon come to an end in Libya," he added.

Abbas refrained however from commenting on the Arab League's condemnation of UN-sanctioned military strikes aimed at stopping Libya's strongman Muammar Gaddafi from attacking civilians.

"Our position is that we do not wish to comment on political events in the Arab world even if there is an international intervention," Abbas said.

  • slg - 2011-03-21 18:03

    Abbas, you have to take a stand. Putting your head in the sand is not being a leader. You have to take a stand for human rights and democracy if you want to be relevant as a leader today.

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