The Palestinian Authority (PA) continued on Tuesday to send threats and warnings meant to deter Israel from implementing sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.
PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ adviser, Nabil Shaath, warned in an interview with a PA-based news website that "if Israel insists on annexation, we will no longer abide by the rules in the confrontation against them and an intifada will occur."
Shaath called the intention to apply sovereignty "a criminal step on the part of Israel."
On Sunday, Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said that an application of sovereignty over even “one inch” of “occupied Palestinian Territory” by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would mean an extermination of any chance of peace in the region.
“If Netanyahu goes ahead with the annexation and apartheid, then he must ally with the American racist extremist organization, Klu Klux Klan, and must be ready to assume all his responsibilities as an occupying power,” said Erekat, who spoke during a virtual meeting of Israeli and foreign journalists and quoted by the Wafa news agency.
In response to the planned sovereignty move, Abbas announced last month that the PA would no longer be bound to any of the agreements with Israel.
The PA has also taken its battle against the sovereignty plan to the United Nations, seeking official condemnation by the international body against the Jewish state.
On Friday, it announced that it will start issuing personal documents for Palestinian Arabs without having the papers validated by Israel as in the past.