Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that he would denounce all agreements with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation with the Jewish state, because of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s promise to cancel parts of the West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinians would no longer abide by previous agreements with Israel. He also stated that the "State of Palestine" would immediately join international organizations and agreements it does not yet have. The Palestine Liberation Organization and the State of Palestine are no longer bound to all agreements and agreements signed with the Israeli and U.S. government, including security commitments," Abbas said. The announcement was made late Tuesday at a meeting of Palestinian leaders. "The Palestine Liberation Organization and the State of Palestine are free from all agreements and agreements with the US and Israeli authorities and all obligations under these agreements and agreements, including security agreements, from today," Abbas said at a meeting of Palestinian leaders in Ramallah, according to a copy of his comments from the Palestinian Authority`s official Wafa news agency. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped security measures would be maintained. "I`m not entirely sure what to do with his testimony, but I regret that he decided to repeal these agreements," Pompeo told reporters in Washington. It was not the first time Abbas had threatened to withdraw from security and other agreements with Israel, and U.S. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday ended "all agreements," including security coordination with Israel and the United States, in response to Israel`s plans to annex part of the occupied West Bank, which would ruin its chances of peace in the Middle East.
Unlike previous events, Abbas went from threats to the end of the agreements into a declaration. The details, however, remain vague and contradictory. Israeli media reported that security coordination, which Abbas sometimes classified as "sacred," was not affected by the decision. Moreover, Abbas did not declared the dissolution of the Palestinian Authority. If the Palestinian Authority - a body dependent on Israel and foreign financial aid - has not been able to make autonomous decisions that go beyond symbolic meaning or superficial expectations, can it keep its declaration of dissolution of all agreements? The Palestinians rejected U.S. President Donald Trump`s proposal to end the conflict that favors Israel by an overwhelming majority and have officially severed contacts with the United States and Israel. Arguing that Washington was no longer an honest mediator, they called for a multilateral peace process based on UN resolutions and previous agreements. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian Authority has broken its agreements with Israel and the United States and intends to annex part of the occupied West Bank. It was not immediately clear how the announcement made at a meeting of Palestinian leaders on Tuesday would be implemented.
The Oslo Accords and other agreements of the 1990s created the Palestinian Authority and defined its political, economic and security relations with Israel. "I and others have asked for answers and a much stronger position, based on three principles: cancel the agreements, cancel the recognition of Israel, coordinate security coordination and summon all Palestinian factions to forge a single strategy against Israel, because you cannot simply threaten without a clear policy," Barghouti said.