Abbas, 82, flew to the United States to address the UN Security Council in New York on February 20.
Mahmoud Abbas outlined the Palestinian vision for peace, insisting “we are ready to begin negotiations immediately,” but stressing that it has become “impossible for one country alone to solve a regional or international conflict.”
Abbas has not visited the enclave since his forces were pushed out in 2007 by Islamists Hamas, who have controlled it ever since.
In Sunday’s statement, Hamas spoke of the “dissolution” of the administrative committee, which was seen as a rival government to Abbas’s administration.
Lawmakers from the Hamas militant group say they have not received their monthly salaries, in a move they suspect is orchestrated by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, while Abbas’ Palestinian Authority had no comment on the same.
The brand new state had been carved out of Palestine, and India was a friend of its fellow underdog.
Abbas deplored Netanyahu’s comments a week earlier referring to Nazi sympathizer Haj Amin al-Husseini, a former grand mufti of Jerusalem.
Abbas sees Israel’s actions at al-Aqsa as an attempt to change the long-standing status quo under which Jewish access is permitted but Jewish prayer banned.
Baird is in the region for five days of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials.
Abbas will appeal to Arab League officials to give $100 million a month to make up for the Israeli sanctions.
As things stand, the Palestinian issue continues to defy a resolution.
On Sunday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said officials were considering going back to the council.
Closer to home and with the Gaza situation still in flux, there is nothing to suggest peacemaking with Abbas, said Israeli sources.
There was no immediate reaction from Israel, which has opposed involving the court.
Egypt has tried to get both sides to hold fire and then negotiate terms for protracted calm in the Palestinian enclave.