PLO Must Reconsider Deals with Israel, Abbas Says

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Ramallah, MINA — Palestinian President Manhmoud Abbas said on Monday that the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) should reconsider agreements it had signed with Israel.

“The Israeli government has taken these agreements to a dead end, therefore it has become necessary to reconsider,” KUNA quoted Abbas as telling members of the PLO Central Council in Ramallah.

Abbas went on to outline future policies, underlining rejection of US mediation of the Middle East crisis and replacing it with “UN patronage of any political process aimed at ending Israeli occupation.”

Palestinians intend to continue their “peaceful popular resistance” but also accept “serious UN-mediated peaceful negotiations” in order to resolve the matter, he said.

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Abbas also reiterated his utter rejection of US President Donald Trump’s move to relocate the US embassy and recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital instead of Tel Aviv. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)