Palestine cuts all ties with USA and Israel, - president Abbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Abbas also stated that he does not want to become the "leader who sold Jerusalem"
16:34, 2 February 2020

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his administration would cut off all relations with Israel and the United States, including in the security sphere. The reason for this is a disagreement with the plan for a peaceful settlement of the Middle East conflict that Donald Trump proposed. Abbas said this, speaking at a meeting of heads of foreign departments of the League of Arab States, Interfax Ukraine reports.

"We are breaking all relations with the United States," Abbas said.

He took a similar position on relations with Israel.

“I don’t want to be mentioned in history as the leader who sold Jerusalem,” Abbas added.

Related: Palestine threatens to leave all international agreements if Israel annexes Jordan valley

He had in mind a plan for a Middle East settlement prepared by the United States and approved by Israel... It provides, in particular, that Jerusalem should be the indivisible capital of the state of Israel. And the Palestinians will have the opportunity to organize their capital by combining some part of East Jerusalem with the suburbs.

US President Donald Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan on January 28. During a joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump said the 80-page document could be the “last opportunity” for Palestinians to create their own state. Netanyahu supported this plan.

Related: Israeli ambassador asks Ukraine to open its embassy in Jerusalem

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