PLO should de-recognise Israel: Hamas

PLO should de-recognise Israel: Hamas

PLO should de-recognise Israel: Hamas

PA President Mahmoud Abbas slammed Trump's declaration last month recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying that the US could no longer be considered an unbiased broker in solving the conflict.

The Gaza Strip relies on three sources of energy that are not enough to meet its needs.

President Trump said on Tuesday he would withhold money from the Palestinians, accusing them of being no longer willing to talk peace with Israel.

Many Israeli officials have lobbied the U.S.to stop payment because UNRWA is influenced by Hamas.

ISIS's most recent video released on Wednesday shows the man, accused of selling weapons to Hamas, on his knees in an orange jumpsuit.

Palestinians reacted angrily when President Trump threatened to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority, and the face off between the Palestinians and Trump puts any future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in doubt.

While some thought Donald Trump's December decision to relocate the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would ignite a fourth war Hamas' response has been muted. The US is the largest donor to UNRWA and ending its aid could have a particularly damaging effect in Gaza.

In a brutal new propaganda video purporting to show the execution of a Hamas affiliate the jihadi group declared war on Hamas the armed group which controls much of the Gaza Strip

On Tuesday, Haley warned of a possible cut to USA support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which helps Palestinian refugees, unless the Palestinians come back to the negotiating table.

On Sunday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that the Central Council would soon convene an emergency meeting to discuss "crucial issues" related to Jerusalem. The peace team formed by Trump had held meetings for nearly a year with Arab leaders, Palestinian officials and their Israeli counterparts ahead of the expected peace deal.

"Both of these ideas can not be true at the same time", he said of the December remarks that Jerusalem's boundaries are up for negotiation and this month's tweet that Jerusalem is off the table.

According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations (OCHA), the injuries inflicted on the Palestinians by the occupation forces since December 6 - after Trump named Jerusalem the capital of Israel - constitute approximately 56 percent of all those registered during 2017.

Leaders around the world have gotten used to this "bluster", Wittes says, but they should not discount it.

The PLO recognised Israel and signed Oslo peace agreements in 1993, where Israel recognised the PLO as the representative of the Palestinians.

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