Israeli plan to close PLO office in Washington

29
Sep

The Hebrew channel Kan said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has initiated a plan with U.S. President Donald Trump along with other members in the Congress to pressure Palestinians in order to halt their unilateral steps at the international arena.

The Hebrew channel revealed on Thursday that Israel has been working with the cooperation of American Congress members on coming up with a plan to put an end to the Palestinians’ activities at the International Criminal Court (ICC) as well as to close the the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington.

“Israel will not let continuous Palestinian diplomatic steps against Israel go without a response”, Netanyahu said on Wednesday evening in reaction to Interpol’s decision earlier in the day to admit the Palestinians as a member state.
Netanyahu’s comment came at a meeting in his office with US envoy Jason Greenblatt, US Ambassador David Friedman, and Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer.
Netanyahu said at the meeting, “The actions of the Palestinian leadership are in violation of previous agreements with Israel and severely damage the chances of achieving peace”.

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