The head of the Palestinian Authority has declared an end to security cooperation with Israel and the United States, citing the imminent threat of Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank

Iran Press/Middle East: The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) 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 commitments based on these understandings and agreements, including the security ones,” Abbas said in his speech.

The Israeli occupation authority, as of today, has to shoulder all responsibilities and obligations in front of the international community as an occupying power over the territory of the occupied state of Palestine, with all its consequences and repercussions based on international law and international humanitarian law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, which holds the occupying power responsible for the protection of the civilian population under occupation and their property, criminalizes collective punishment, bans theft of resources, appropriation and annexation of land, bans forced transfer of the population of the occupied territory and bans the transfer of the population of the occupying state (the colonialists) to the land it occupies, which all are grave violations and war crimes," he said.

We hold the American administration fully responsible for the oppression befalling the Palestinian people and we consider it a primary partner with the Israeli occupation government in all its aggressive and unfair decisions and measures against our people. Yet we welcome all the positions of the other American parties that rejected the policies of this administration that are hostile to our people and their legitimate rights. PLO head said.

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Abbas added: "We call on world countries that have rejected the deal of the century and American and Israeli policies and their measures that violate international legitimacy and agreements signed with it to not be satisfied with rejection and condemnation but to take deterrent steps and impose serious sanctions to prevent the Israeli occupation state from implementing its schemes and its continuing denial of the rights of our people."

On May 14, 2018, the United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds thanks to the inefficiency of human rights organizations and that of the UN.

The Israeli regime is going to occupy parts of the West Bank in July and annex them to the territories that have been occupied in Palestine. 

The annexation encompasses over 30 percent of the West Bank. The United States said it was ready to recognize Israel's annexation of much of the occupied West Bank.


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