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Abbas announces that Palestine will abandon “all agreements” with Israel and the United States

May 20, 2020

The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, announced on Tuesday that he is giving up “all agreements reached with the Israeli and US governments.”

“As of today, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the State of Palestine are exempt from all agreements and arrangements with the United States and Israeli governments, and from all obligations based on those agreements, including security obligations.” Abbas announced at an emergency meeting in Ramallah that it was discussing Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank.

Abbas has also said that “as of today, the Israeli occupation authority must assume all responsibilities and obligations towards the international community as an occupying power on the territory of the occupied state of Palestine,” according to the Palestinian News (WAFA).

Abbas announces that Palestine will abandon “all agreements” with Israel and the United States
Abbas announces that Palestine will abandon “all agreements” with Israel and the United States

In this sense, Israel must assume the “responsibility” to which Abbas alludes “with all its consequences and implications based on international law and international humanitarian law”, as the President of the Palestinian Authority has emphasized, the Fourth Geneva Convention.