Palestinian leaders seek to revoke Israel recognition

Jan 16, 2018, 6:19 AM EST
The Palestinian Central Council said Palestinians would no longer honor 1993 agreements with Israel.
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The members of the Palestinian Central Council voted on Monday to suspend recognition of Israel, a move that comes amid the political row triggered by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to designate Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The Palestine Liberation Organization, an 18-member body comprising leaders from various Palestinian factions, however, didn’t lay down any specific timeline for its central council to scrap Israel’s recognition, notes The Jerusalem Post.

Incensed by Washington’s move over the disputed Jerusalem, the council said that the Palestinians would no longer honor the 1993 agreements between Israel and the PLO, writes The Washington Post