Erekat Says US, Israel Collaborating to Destroy Two-State Solution

Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat – Ma’an News Agency photo.

Ramallah, MINA – The Israeli parliament, the Knesset, vote on the “unified” Jerusalem law and the Likud decision to impose Israeli sovereignty on the West Bank are an outcome of US President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem as capital of Israel and part of new US-Israeli collaboration to dictate a solution and destroy the two-state principle, WAFA reported, citing Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee, on Tuesday.

He told the official Voice of Palestine radio that President Mahmoud Abbas outlined the Palestinian strategy to face these acts that seek to liquidate the Palestinian cause, which requires a number of steps the most important of which is ending the division and returning unity to the homeland.

Erekat stressed that the leadership will defeat all these American and Israeli attempts to impose a solution by acting to obtain full United Nations membership for the State of Palestine as well as by going to the UN Security Council, the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court to face all these plans aimed at liquidating the Palestinian national project.

He stressed that the current US administration adopted the positions of the Israeli occupation and adopted a different approach from the positions of the previous US administrations, which committed to the two-state solution over the past decades, pointing out that this change began with the vote in the US Congress to cut aid for the State of Palestine, closing the PLO’s Washington office and then the Trump declaration on Jerusalem that reshaped Palestinian-American relations.

Erekat pointed out that 36 meetings have been held with the American administration aimed at reaching a serious peace process but the Americans have breached all their commitments.

In reaction to this, President Mahmoud Abbas responded by saying that this administration is no longer part of the solution but part of the problem, said Erekat. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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