Palestinians march Wednesday in Gaza City in support of an attempt to reconcile the two main factions. Those factions, Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization, have been bitterly divided since 2007. They hope to form a unity government within five weeks.

PLO, Fatah decry US threat states

Monitoring Desk

RAMALLAH: Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Fatah Thursday decried Trump’s threat to cut aid to countries that vote against his decision on Jerusalem.

Hanan Ashrawi, an executive member of the PLO, condemned the U.S. UN ambassador Nikki Haley’s letter to UN member diplomats that she threatened not to vote against the decision.

“Haley’s threats will leave Washington administration alone,” the statement said.

“We will not give up, we will not be afraid. We believe that the members of the UN General Assembly will protect their political and legal commitment to the Palestini-an issue with an overwhelming majority,” it added.

Fatah spokesman Osama al-Qawasm described Tru-mp’s threat as blackmailing and an attack to the sovereignty of the member states.

He also wished the world countries would stand against the threats of the U.S.




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