Palestine Abandons All Agreements With Israel And US

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(— May 20, 2020) —  Palestine has decided to terminate all agreements it had with Israel and the United States due to Tel Aviv’s intention to annex West Bank and continue building homes on disputed Palestinian territory, Russia Today reports.

“The Palestine Liberation Organization and the State of Palestine are absolved, as of today, of all the agreements and understandings with the American and Israeli governments and of all the obligations based on these understandings and agreements, including the security ones,” the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said at a leadership meeting in Ramallah.

Abbas also accused US President Donald Trump of being unfair to the Palestinian people and called Washington Israel’s main partner in all hostile decisions towards Palestine.

As he said, Israel should bear all of the responsibility before the international community as an “occupying force in the occupied Palestinian territory.”

Two days ago, the Israeli Prime Minister, representing the new Israeli government, said that the time had come to annex the Palestinian territories located on the West Bank and in the Jordan Valley.

On January 28, US President Donald Trump announced the results of the development of the “agreement of the century” – a draft agreement between Israel and Palestine, which should end the conflict in the region. The plan envisioned the creation of a state of Palestine and its demilitarization, while Israel would retain control of the territory east of the Jordan River, and Jerusalem would remain its undivided capital.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that the agreement includes the recognition of Abu Deis as the capital of Palestine on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem, behind the “fence” of the city. Abu Deis is a Palestinian village bordering Jerusalem which has been mostly part of “Area C”, under full Israeli control since 1995.

Abbas rejected the new plan, saying that the Palestinians insist on the recognition of their state within the borders from 1967, with the capital in Jerusalem.