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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas ends agreements with Israel and U.S.

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 20, 2020
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced that all agreements Palestine has signed with the United States and Israel are null and void.
Mahmoud Abbas
President   Mahmoud Abbas
“The Palestine Liberation Organization and the State of Palestine are absolved, as of today, of all the agreements and understandings with the American and Israeli governments and of all the obligations based on these understandings and agreements, including the security ones,” Abbas said.

Topics: Palestinian Israel U.S.

The announcement comes after Israel pledged to annex the West Bank by July, a move that would dismantle any negotiations of the long hoped for two-state solution and could lead to further conflict in the region.