Palestinians skeptical about Abbas’s move to ‘halt’ agreements with Israel
by Khaled Abu Toameh
July 28, 2019
A committee entrusted with carrying out the Palestinian leadership’s decision to end all agreements with Israel is expected to meet in the coming hours, PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Majdalani said on Saturday. However, Palestinians expressed skepticism that the Palestinian Authority would proceed with its intention to suspend signed agreements with Israel. The committee itself has not yet even been formed. READ MORE
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