Palestine cuts security ties with CIA: Mahmoud Abbas

Palestine cuts security ties with CIA: Mahmoud Abbas

Palestine also cut security ties with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after terminating all security agreements with Israel and the United States.

Yesterday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas canceled all agreements with Israel and the United States, including on security, over Israel's plan to annex a large part of the occupied West Bank.

According to Reuters, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat said that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had told Washington two days ago that
His administration is no longer committed to implementing agreements with Israel and the United States, including security coordination.

In a video call on cooperation with the CIA, he told reporters that "contacts were cut off with the Palestinian president's speech."

It should be noted that the Palestinians continued their intelligence cooperation with the CIA in 2017, despite the boycott of US peace efforts led by US President Donald Trump.

On the other hand, Israeli officials say that Palestine needs Israel's cooperation to fight Hamas internally.

"Things have changed, so we have decided to change," said Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

He said security co-operation with the United States was no more and security co-operation with Israel was no more.

"We are only going to maintain public order and the rule of law," Saeb Erekat said.

Former Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, ending all agreements with the United States and Israel, said Israel would now have to shoulder its responsibilities as an occupier before the international community.

He also announced that Palestine, as a member state, would step up its campaign to join international organizations and oppose US defense.

Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the new government sworn in in Israel should exercise Israeli sovereignty in the occupied West Bank.

The claim of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied West Bank violates international law.

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He spoke in support of the US Alliance but said that maintaining some independence was important for Israel.

The King of Jordan later warned Israel that a major conflict could erupt if plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank continued.

Israel has promised to annex ghettos and the Jordan Valley, which could be a practical justification for ending a long-stalled peace process.

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