Palestinians cut all ties with Israel, US: Abbas

Palestinians cut all ties with Israel, US: AbbasPalestinian leader Mahmud Abbas Saturday announced a cut of all ties with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation, days after Washington unveiled a controversial Middle East peace plan. Abbas spoke at an Arab League meeting in Cairo called after US President Donald Trump presented the plan, which is seen as staunchly favouring Israel, but offers Palestinians a pathway to a limited state.

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Sat Feb 1 , 2020
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