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Fatah to scrap deals with Israel over ‘continuous aggression’

December 22, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Executive committee member at the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO), Ahmad Majdalani [Thaer Ganaim/Apaimages]

Fatah has said it will scrap its deals with Israel over the latter’s “continuous aggression” in the occupied West Bank.

Member of Fatah’s Central Committee, Mohammad Ishtea, said that “all the deals with Israel were violated; therefore, we will not respect them,” Anadolu Agency reported yesterday, citing official Palestinian news agency Wafa.

“The relations with Israel are currently frozen and the findings of the Palestinian leadership’s meetings in the coming few days will draw the lines for the relationship [with Israel] in the future,” Ishtea added.

The senior Fatah leader stressed that the issue of security cooperation with Israel is currently on the table, due to the “latest Israeli aggression” in Ramallah last week.

On Thursday, member of Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee, Ahmad Majdalani, revealed that the Palestinian leadership is to meet today to discuss the latest political developments in the occupied West Bank.

Meanwhile, the Chief of the Palestinian Civil Commission, Hussein Al-Sheikh said: “We passed a clear message to the Israeli side that we will re-evaluate the signed deals as long as they are being botched by the Israeli army and Israeli settlers on the ground.”

For about a week, the West Bank has been witnessing increased tensions and violence due to Israel’s campaign of arrests against Palestinians, as well as the PA’s crackdown against women who took to the streets in protest.

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