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PLO official: decision to suspend recognition of Israel ‘effective’

Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee member Wasel abu-Yousef [Mustafa Abu Dayeh/Apaimages]
Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee member Wasel Abu-Yousef [Mustafa Abu Dayeh/Apaimages]

Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee member Wasel abu-Yousef said Wednesday that the Central Council decision to suspend recognition of Israel “is effective,” Quds Press reported.

Speaking to Quds Press, Abu-Yousef stressed that any decision taken by the PLO’s Central Council “is turned to the PLO’s Executive Committee to become effective.”

He added: “There are measures to be carried out to implement the suspension of recognising Israel,” noting that Israel “does not recognise” the Palestinian state.

“As long as Israel does not recognise the Palestinian state on the 1967 borders and takes measures that undermine doing this,” he said, “we must retract recognising the occupation state [Israel].”

The senior PLO and Fatah leader reiterated that the United States “will not have any role in any future political process.”

He also said: “The Palestinian people will continue sticking to the resistance pathway, including the peaceful resistance, which has a national consensus.”

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