Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claimed that if Israel continues to build in the West Bank, he will have no choice but to stop the Palestinian Authority’s security cooperation with Israel. Meanwhile, three human rights groups appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court in an attempt to nullify the Regulation Law.
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned today (Wednesday) that if Israel continues to build in the West Bank, he will stop Ramallah’s security cooperation with Jerusalem. Abbas made this announcement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman approved the construction of thousands of new housing units in the West Bank and the Knesset passed the Regulation Law.
“If the colonization continues, there won’t be any other option,” Abbas said in front of the French Senate. “When this happens, it won’t be my fault.” Earlier this week, Abbas met with French President François Hollande and expressed his concerns regarding the Regulation Law.
Meanwhile, three Palestinians human rights groups in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court against the law, claiming that it violates international law.