Abbas says to cut ties with Israel if UN move fails

December 23rd, 2014  
News Manager

Topic: Abbas says to cut ties with Israel if UN move fails

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned on Tuesday that his administration would "no longer deal" with Israel if a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a final peace deal fails. The Palestinian draft resolution sets a 12-month deadline for wrapping up negotiations on a final peace settlement and the end of 2017 as the timeframe for completing an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territories. A final peace deal would pave the way to the creation of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as a shared capital, according to the text. Speculation has been mounting since the death in December of a Palestinian official who was struck by an Israeli soldier that the Palestinian Authority could suspend security coordination with Israel in the West Bank if the resolution fails to pass.


Similar Topics
Abbas swears in Palestinian unity government shunned by Israel
Palestinian unity government will recognize Israel: Abbas
Israel says close to forging new ties across Arab world
Don't fault Israel for Palestinians' intransigence
What If Iran Gets the Bomb? Good Analysis