PLO to Discuss Jerusalem at High-Level Meet

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Suspension of the PLO’s 1993 recognition of Israel is among options to be considered at the meeting, according to delegates.

RAMALLAH (IANS/AKI) — Top Palestinian leaders will on Sunday meet in Ramallah to mull their response to US President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, media reports said.

The two-day meeting of the 121 member Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s Central Council in the West Bank city will begin late on Sunday, with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas expected to open it with a brief address, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported on Friday.

Suspension of the PLO’s 1993 recognition of Israel is among options to be considered at the meeting, according to delegates.

In a speech last month that strongly criticised Trump’s December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, Abbas said the Palestinians would no longer accept US mediation in the conflict with Israel.

The PLO is the internationally recognised representative of the Palestinian people, and includes members of different parties.

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