PA threatens to turn to UN over Israeli sovereignty

PA “foreign minister” says PA will push for UN resolution against Israel’s intention to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

Elad Benari ,

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Palestinian Authority (PA) “foreign minister” Riyad al-Maliki said on Tuesday that the PA is seeking to approach the UN General Assembly to push for a resolution against Israel’s intention to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

Speaking to the Voice of Palestine radio and quoted by the Xinhua news agency, Maliki said the sovereignty plan is "dangerous" and "rejected by the international community."

"Our attitude is to politically isolate the Israeli government and the United States ... in order to exert a huge pressure on Israel not to implement the plan," he noted.

"The Palestinian leadership is explaining to the international community that the Israeli annexation plan will undermine the vision of the two-state solution along the 1967 borders," Maliki added.

The PA is outraged over the coalition agreement between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz, which stipulates that the government can apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria in July.

In response to the move, PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced recently that the PA was no longer bound by the agreements it signed with Israel and the US, including the security coordination with Israel.

The PA has also condemned the perceived US support for the sovereignty move. The PA “justice minister” recently threatened the US with lawsuits for supporting it.

Reports last week indicated that PA leaders are looking to form an international coalition to block the Israeli sovereignty bid.



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