Abbas Says Palestinians 'Cut All Ties' with Israel, US


Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Saturday announced a cut in all ties with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation.

Abbas said the peace plan unveiled by US President Donald Trump on Tuesday was in "violation of the (autonomy) accords" launched in Oslo in 1993 by Israel and the Palestinians.

Israel will have to "bear responsibility as an occupying power" for the Palestinian territories, he told an emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo.

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Missing phillipo 01 February 2020, 16:09

Questions to Abu Mazan, the President whose term of office expired over 10 years ago.
1. Where and how will you get your electricity, water, petrol, gas and food from now?
2. What will happen to your imports and exports now that you won't use Ashdod Port?
3. Where will you get the money from to pay the wages of the nearly 100,000 Palestinians who work in Israel?
4. Where will you get the money from to pay the families of the killed and imprisoned terrorists?
5. Exactly how will people now get into and out of the West Bank?
I presume that you have solutions to these questions, because no one else does.

Thumb s.o.s 01 February 2020, 16:11

We’ve had enough of the Palestinian problems that’s for sure. You people failed time after time to settle this once and for all. We don’t have a debt towards you but you have a debt towards us for giving shelter to your refugees for 75 years.

Thumb s.o.s 01 February 2020, 19:32

Please BJ, don’t mix Holocaust survivors with Israel, most never stepped in the Middle East. You’re doing israelis a favor.
The world will tolerate an apartheid even in the 21st century... they tolerate ethnic cleansing in Syria, Myanmar, Tibet, and now in the Xinyang. Business interests will always come first.
Remember that they tolerated it in South Africa because it was in NATO’s interests.

Don’t count in Iran, Turkey, Arabs, Hizbala, they’ll never do anything to liberate the occupied Palestinian Territories because of the tribal or sectarian mentality these countries and organizations have. This mentality is the reason why the Ottomans managed and ruled the Middle East, Eastern Europe and North Africa for 5 centuries. Hizbala is a tribal and sectarian organization going nowhere...

Thumb kanaanljdid 01 February 2020, 19:56

Gros débile, tous les États de la région sont des pays d'Apartheid, c'est d'ailleurs le cas du Liban avec son système confessionnel puisse que l'on peut être Président ou Premier Ministre que selon sa famille de naissance et un Libanais né chrétien ne peut se marier avec une Libanaise née sunnite ou chiite par exemple.

Thumb s.o.s 01 February 2020, 20:20

C’est un peu tiré par les cheveux là :p on n’a pas de bus pour les libanais et d’autres pours les étrangers. Pareil pour le domicile, il n’y a plus de quartiers ou même de villages exclusivement chrétiens, chiites, Druzes ou sunnites. Même dans les camps de réfugiés palestiniens on peut trouver des libanais et surtout des syriens depuis 2011.

Par contre, je dois concéder, obtenir un permis de construire ou d’urbanisme peut être difficile lorsqu’on n’est pas de la même religion que le maire de la région. Ma famille et moi voulons planter des oliviers sur des collines qui nous appartiennent depuis des siècles mais pas moyen d’avoir d’autorisation des chiites qui gèrent la région de Nabatiyé. Ça n’est pas faute d’avoir essayé.

Thumb kanaanljdid 01 February 2020, 19:56

In which country do you live Bigjohn ?

Missing peace 01 February 2020, 21:01

iran and its proxies will never do anything, dream on bigjohn! the palestinian cause is just a populist marketing tool to sell their propaganda to their sheep and rule as dictators... they are no better than the arab countries you stigmatize.
why didn't they do anything that would have really hurt israel so far? just talk that's all for decades.....

Missing peace 01 February 2020, 22:50

palestinians have been resisting for a long time. but iran has been also talking for decades about erasing israel from the map... what did they do? nada. hezbollah so big on talking about liberating palestine hurriedly stopped its war in 2006, remember how nasrallah promised to shower haifa and bebyond haifa with his missles? big talk again, no missiles were shot.
so if you believe now that iran will attack israel because they have set foot in syria, well dream on again...
as i said it is just a propaganda tool to stay in power and gain popularity with its sheep.
you really believe persians care about arabs? it would mean they are more arab than the arabs themselves!

Missing bigjohn 01 February 2020, 22:39

The West who has a very large growing Muslim and Arab minority will see it in their interest to act just like they acted in Bosnia. The Israelis will NOT cross that red line. The Zionists represents the past for Europe and the 2 Billion Muslims and Arabs who are growing represent the future for Europe who need young immigrants to take care of the elderly population where the Europeans are decreasing in numbers.

Thumb canadianleb 02 February 2020, 00:04

Hey bigjohn instead of providing a typical uneducated answer, please correct me and prove that the Arabs didn't sell the Palestinians out. Were they not standing side by side with Trump and Netanyahu? Need I say more??

Thumb Geralt 02 February 2020, 12:11

Poor oh poor Palestine, occupied by the Zionist, hopefully, to be freed by the Arab in some centuries or almost a millennia from now!