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Fatah: Trump administration’s decisions ‘lead US to isolation’

September 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm

US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference in Brussels, Belgium [Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency]

The series of decisions being made by US President Donald Trump’s administration against Palestinians “will lead the US to isolation”, the Head of Fatah Mobilisation and Organisation Commission Muneer Al-Ghagoub said yesterday.

In a statement reported by Safa news agency, Al-Ghagoub reiterated on Fatah President Mahmoud Abbas’ stance which rejected all the US decisions, including the “deal of the century”.

Al-Ghagoub said that the US decisions that undermine the Palestinians rights “reflect unmanageable policies” regarding dealing with the Palestinian cause.

He stressed that these policies “will lead the US to isolation” as the Palestinians have decided to reject them or to deal with any proposal that includes a US role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stressing that the Palestinians would continue their rejection until the US cancels all its unilateral steps, including its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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The Fatah official noted that Abbas issued his directions to find a solution that guarantees the retention of services offered by Jerusalem hospitals which the US has stopped funding.

In addition, he said that Abbas issued orders for international action to mobilise support for UNRWA following the US’ decision to withdrawal all financial backing for the body.

Regarding the US’ closure of the PLO’s office in Washington, he said: “This is another example of the decline of the US policies regarding dealing with the regional issues. This proves that the US is no longer an objective peace mediator, but a partner with the Israeli occupation.”

Concluding his statement, Al-Ghagoub stressed that the PLO is the “sole representative” of the Palestinian people and “is an essential part of the social fabric”.