called on UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon to form an international
committee to investigate Israeli crimes committed against
Palestinians, media reported.
The official Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa said
that Abbas gave Robert Serry, the UN special coordinator
for Mideast peace, a letter to deliver to Ki-Moon on the
"Mohammad Abu Khdeir was burnt alive. Sixteen
Palestinians, including children and women were killed
during the past two weeks, aside from the ongoing
kidnapping attempts and assaults against children," Abbas
said, according the Wafa report.
"We all saw through the media the face of Tarek Abu
Khdeir distorted with injuries by" Israeli police, he added.
"We are preparing for a set of steps to deter the Israeli
aggression and curb settlers' crimes and the ongoing
attacks against our people in the besieged Gaza Strip."
The President's remarks come as tensions soar amid riots
by Palestinians in protest over the killing of 16-year-old
Muhammad Abu Khdeir on Wednesday.
Abu Khdeir's murder is assumed to have been perpetrated
by Jewish extremists angry about the recent killing of three
Israelis in the West Bank.