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Palestine denies security coordination with Israel despite Jenin offensive

July 4, 2023 at 6:57 pm

Palestinians burn car tires to protest the violence of Israel in Jenin after at least 9 died and 50 injured, in Gaza City, Gaza on July 03, 2023 [Ali Jadallah – Anadolu Agency]

A Palestinian Authority (PA) official denied, on Tuesday, Israeli reports about ongoing security coordination with Israel, despite Israeli attacks in the West Bank city of Jenin, Anadolu reported.

On Monday, the Israeli army launched its largest military offensive on Jenin in more than 20 years, killing at least 10 Palestinians and injuring more than 100 others, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

In protest of the Israeli offensive, the Palestinian Authority decided to suspend all forms of contact and security coordination with the Israeli occupation.

However, Israeli media reports suggested that security coordination between the PA and the Israeli occupation was still ongoing.“The Palestinian security apparatus are committed by the decision of the Palestinian leadership to halt security coordination with Israel,” the Palestinian official, who preferred to remain unnamed, told the state news agency, Wafa, on Tuesday.

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He said the Israeli reports about security coordination are aimed to “create confusion”, calling on the mass media to be careful when it is reporting the news about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Early on Tuesday, Shehab news agency reported Israeli TV channel 13 saying that the security coordination with the PA was going on, despite the offensive on Jenin.

The PA has, several times, announced halting security coordination with Israel over its aggression on the Palestinians, but then it appears it did not halt it.

Hamas called for the PA to prove halting its security coordination with Israel through the release of the Palestinians detained by the PA security services over their resistance against the Israeli occupation.

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