PA’s Abbas threatens to reconsider ties with US after veto of UN membership bid

The Times of Israel reports: “The Palestinian Authority will reconsider bilateral relations with the US after Washington vetoed a Palestinian request for full United Nations membership this week, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday in an interview with the official WAFA news agency.

The threat, which Abbas has previously made during US President Joe Biden’s tenure without following through, was published in Arabic by the PA’s news agency but wasn’t included in an English translation of what Wafa called an exclusive interview.

‘While the world agrees on the application of international law and stands by the Palestinian right, America continues to support the occupation, refusing to compel Israel to stop its genocidal war,’ Abbas was quoted as saying. ‘It provides Israel with weapons and funds that kill our children and destroy our homes, and it stands against us in international forums, in positions that do not serve security and stability in the region.’

‘The United States has violated all international laws and abandoned all promises regarding the two-state solution and achieving peace in the region,’ he added…”

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