Connect with us

Featured

Palestine Ends All Pacts with US, Israel; Experts Fear Big Turmoil In The Middle-East

Published

on

Palestine has ended all agreements and understandings with the US and Israel. The announcement comes as the US-backed annexation of the West Bank by Israel nears. The Palestinian leader believes that Israeli annexation plans would end all chances for peace. 

“The Palestine Liberation Organization and the State of Palestine are absolved, as of today, of all the agreements and understandings with the American and Israeli governments and of all the obligations based on these understandings and agreements, including security ones,” Palestinian news agency Wafa cited Abbas as saying at an emergency meeting.

After the meeting with top Palestinian leaders in Ramallah, President Abbas said that annexation of the West Bank threatens a two-state solution. While the PLO ended ties with the US and Israel in 2018, it was left up to Abbas to implement this decision.

As of now, it remains unclear what the declaration would mean in practice especially in terms of Palestinian security apparatus.

The 85-year-old said that Israel would be responsible for the security and obligations as it remains the occupying power over the occupied land of Palestine. The United States, as a “primary partner with the Israeli occupation government,” will be “fully responsible for the oppression of the Palestinian people,” Abbas added. Palestine had rejected the Peace treaty soon after it was announced by the US.

Tension is building up in the region as the Israeli annexations plan nears. On Sunday, Benyamin Nethanyahu swore in the new government under a sharing agreement with former rival Benny Gantz.

According to reports, the government can start discussing annexation plans for the West Bank and Jordan Valley from July 2020.

King Abdullah II of Jordan had earlier threatened Israel with ‘massive conflict’ if the government chose to move ahead with the annexation. The monarch even put the Israel-Jordan peace treaty on the line.

The European Union also confirmed that it was taking diplomatic measures to deter Israeli annexation of the West Bank and the United Kingdom also maintained its position for a two-state solution.

The West Bank annexation is primarily backed by the Donald Trump Administration under the Middle East Peace plan. The controversial plan gives a green light for Israel to annex about a third of the occupied West Bank, leaving the Palestinians with heavily conditioned statehood in scattered territorial enclaves surrounded by Israel.

Israeli ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, is urging annexation before the U.S. elections in December. He believes that both Israel and the US have a window of opportunity because come November Joe Biden may be sworn in and make a complete U-turn from the current American position.

As July nears, many questions remain unanswered. Annexation would surely draw a reaction, even a violent one from Palestinians or Iran and lead to more chaos and instability in the region. Experts talking to EurAsian Times state that it could be a prelude to an Iran-Israel War.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

J-11-CHINA J-11-CHINA
Asia Pacific2 hours ago

Chinese J-11 Fighter Jets Conducts Large-Scale War Drills Near Indian Border – WATCH

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted a series of extensive exercises with warplanes around a Western Theater Command Air...

Featured5 hours ago

Four Time Faster Than US’ Tomahawks, Why Indian BrahMos Missiles Pose A Grave Risk To China?

The Indian Navy on Tuesday successfully test-fired the anti-ship version of the supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos from stealth destroyer INS...

Asia Pacific6 hours ago

India Falls Back On European Fighter Jets To Counter Rising Menace Of Chinese Swarm Drones

To counter Chinese air defenses in Ladakh and other bordering areas, India has decided to fast-track its swarm drone system,...

S-500-RUSSIA S-500-RUSSIA
Americas16 hours ago

Bad News For F-35 Jets; Russia Set To Unveil ‘Stealth-Killer’ S-500 Missile Systems Next Year

US military experts would be watching anxiously as Russia is all set to enhance its most advanced S-400 missile system...

iranian-scientist iranian-scientist
Featured18 hours ago

Was Israeli Mossad Inspired By Hollywood Movie ‘The Jackal’ To Eliminate Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist? WATCH

Iran claims Israel used a remote-controlled weapon to kill the country’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, on Friday. Another Assassination:...

Imran-Khan Imran-Khan
Featured18 hours ago

Pakistan PM Imran Khan Thanks China For Its Unwavering Stand On Kashmir Issue

Pakistan PM Imran Khan thanked the country’s strategic ally China for its “consistent” and “principled” stand on the longstanding Kashmir...

F-16 F-16
Americas18 hours ago

Canadian Firm To Buy Huge Number Of F-16 Fighter Jets From Israel; Could Exceed The Fleet Strength Of RCAF

The Israeli F-16 fighter jets are the A/B variant and were inducted into the Israel Air Force in the 1980s,...

Pakistan-FDI-china Pakistan-FDI-china
Featured21 hours ago

China, Pakistan Sign New Defense Deal Amid Rising Tensions With Common Foe – India

Amid ongoing tensions with India, China and Pakistan have signed a new military deal aimed to boost military cooperation among...

F18-India-Deal F18-India-Deal
Americas23 hours ago

F-18 Super Hornets To Be Equipped With Hypersonic Missiles With A Striking Range Of Whopping 1600 Km

Australia will be testing a new air-launched hypersonic missile as part of the joint U.S-Australian program under the Southern Cross...

US-UK US-UK
Europe1 day ago

The UK Awards A Whopping $3.2B Contract T BAE Systems To Develop Next-Gen Munitions

BAE Systems, a British multinational defense, security, and aerospace company, has landed a £2.4bn ($3.2 billion) contract for the supply...

Advertisement
Advertisement