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05 February 2018, 03:03 | Bernice Figueroa
PLO Votes to 'Disengage' from Israel as They Tell Nikki Haley to 'Shut Up' (VIDEO)
It welcomed the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee's establishment of a High Committee for the implementation of the decisions of the Central Council and stressed the importance of this action and its readiness to participate in the work of the Committee.
Under the agreements signed between the PLO and Israel in 1993 and 1995 - known as the Oslo Accords- Israel has complete control over the Palestinian economy, civil and security matters in over 60 percent of the West Bank.
"A speech that indulges in outrageous and discredited conspiracy theories is not the speech of a person with the courage and the will to seek peace", she added.
Withdrawing the PLO's 1988 recognition would threaten decades of Israeli relations with the moderate Palestinian leadership and raise doubts over security coordination between the two.
"I ask here today, where is the Palestinian King Hussein?"
Erekat continued accusing the USA and Israel of having the goal to "undermine the Palestinian national project" as they search for Palestinian leaders who will accept the "liquidation of the Palestinian national project". "Where is the Palestinian Anwar Sadat?" she continued, paying homage to the Jordanian and Egyptian leaders who made peace with Israel.
The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on Sunday denounced the demolition of two schoolrooms in a Bedouin community in East Jerusalem by Israel. "If President Abbas demonstrates he can be that type of leader, we would welcome it".
Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said on Twitter the demolition was "the continuation of Israel's humiliation of global law and only aims to break the Palestinian will for freedom and life".
Erekat specifically targeted US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who last week delivered a scathing denunciation of Abbas in a speech at the Security Council. "On the contrary - they are the ones taking several steps. Therefore, we are seeking, together with worldwide parties, to convene an global conference for peace".
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