A senior Palestinian official said Thursday that the Palestinian Authority security services will stop sharing information with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in protest of Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank.

 Iran Press/Middle East:  “It has been 48 hours that the American Intelligence Service have been notified that the agreement with them is no longer in force,” chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said.

“Security cooperation with the US no more. Security cooperation with Israel no more,” he added.

Erekat, speaking via video link from the West Bank city of Jericho, did not provide specific details on what the announcement would mean on the ground.


The PA government cut all ties with the US administration in 2017, accusing US President Donald Trump of pro-Israel bias for recognizing Al-Quds as Israeli regime's capital. 

The US embassy in the occupied Al-Quds declined to comment on his statement.