Will cut ties with Israel, US over peace deal: Palestinian prez


RAMALLAH, July 25, 2019 (Xinhua) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on July 25, 2019. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday declared that the Palestinian leadership has decided to stop abiding by the signed agreements between Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel, in line with former decisions taken by Palestinian National and Central Councils. (Str/Xinhua/IANS)

Cairo, Feb 1 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said here on Saturday that his authority informed the Israeli and U.S. sides that it will “cut all relations” with them over the recently released US peace plan.

“We told the Israelis that we will not have any relations with them or with the United States, including security relations,” Abbas was quoted by Xinhua as saying at an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers at the Arab League headquarters in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

Announced in Washington on January 28 by US President Donald Trump, in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the US peace plan was rejected by the Palestinians.

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