PA requests UN discussion on sovereignty

Palestinian Authority submits official request for UN session to discuss Israeli plan to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

Elad Benari ,

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The Palestinian Authority (PA) has submitted an official request to hold a UN session to discuss the Israeli plan to apply sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria, PA “foreign minister” Riyad al-Maliki said on Sunday, according to the Xinhua news agency.

"This request came as part of the Palestinian leadership plans to prevent Israel from implementing its annexation," al-Maliki was quoted as having told Voice of Palestine.

The UN Secretary Council is going to hold a virtual meeting on June 24 to discuss the report of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on implementation of Secretary Council Resolution 2334, al-Maliki said.

He pointed out that the PA is going to talk about the seriousness of the Israeli sovereignty plan during the meeting, expressing hope that the members of the UNSC would speak about it in order to prepare for the emergency session of the UN General Assembly when its date is set.

The comments are in line with last week’s report that the PA would be seeking official condemnation by the UN against the Jewish state over its plans to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

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.



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