Abu Mazen insisted that the report be pulled from the Human Rights Council's agenda despite the support of 33 countries out of 47, in a move that saved Israel," he said. "Abu Mazen's move is defined by the penal code and the Palestinian constitution as treason and action against the top Palestinian interests." Abbas was represented by a man who wore a picture of the leader on his face.
After he had made this statement, a 'Palestinian representative in the UN' intervened and said that seconds before the vote Saeb Erekat asked him to relay an official message from Abbas requesting the vote be delayed. "I was stunned so I asked for this in writing and this is a picture I of the fax I received from the Mukataa in Ramallah. I won't be a scapegoat," said the mock-representative.