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The Palestinian Authority has decided this Thursday to stop security coordination with the Israeli Government after the death of nine Palestinians during clashes with the Army in a refugee camp in the West Bank city of Jenin.
“Given the repeated attacks against our people and the disregard of the signed agreements, including the security ones, we consider that security coordination with the Israeli occupation government no longer exists from now on,” the official spokesman said in a statement. of the Palestinian Presidency, Nabil abu Rudeiné.
Likewise, it has indicated that they will present the file of the “massacre” of Jenin before the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the same time that it has called on the commission of investigation under way in the Human Rights Council to investigate and refer its conclusions to both the ICC and the UN Security Council.
“The president (of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmud Abbas) calls all the Palestinian forces to an emergency meeting to agree on a comprehensive national vision and unite ranks to confront the Israeli aggression and respond to it,” he concluded.
Later, the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs of the United States, Barbara Leaf, has assured in a telephone briefing with journalists that the Biden Administration does not believe that this is a “correct” step at “this moment”.
“Far from taking a step back in security coordination, we believe that it is very important that the parties maintain and, in any case, deepen security coordination,” he sentenced, according to the newspaper ‘The Times of Israel’.
This decision comes after the Palestinian Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of at least nine people in the raid in Jenin, one of the fatalities being a civilian, which has caused the rejection of the UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland.
Abbas has declared this Thursday three days of mourning, so the Palestinian flags will fly at half mast during this period. The announcement came shortly after Al Fatá called a day of general strike in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to condemn the Israeli operation.