Palestinians slam Obama over UN speech

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Several hundred Palestinian protesters rallied in the West Bank on Thursday, denouncing President Barack Obama for his opposition to their bid to win UN recognition of a Palestinian state.

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Published: Fri 23 Sep 2011, 1:08 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:55 AM

The demonstration took place outside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ office in Ramallah.

Protesters held up anti-Obama signs, including one reading “Obama the hypocrite” and another claiming the American president is siding “with killers against victims.” Several youths set a poster of Obama on fire.

Obama told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that a state can only be established through negotiations with Israel. The US has said it would block the recognition request in the Security Council.

Abbas says he prefers negotiations but disagrees with Israel over the starting point for talks.

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