Abbas says Palestinian will no longer abide by agreements signed with Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says his government will stop abiding by agreements signed with Israel following the demolition earlier this week of 12 buildings in the West Bank territory adjacent to East Jerusalem but under PA control according to the Oslo Accords.

At a meeting of top Palestinian officials at the PA presidential headquarters in Ramallah, Abbas calls the home demolitions in Sur Baher “a violation of international legitimacy and agreements signed between us and them, an issue that can only be identified as ethnic cleansing and a crime against humanity.”

“In the face of the occupation authority’s insistence in negating all of the signed agreements and in line with the obligations that has been created, we announce the decision of the leadership to halt work related to the agreements signed with the Israeli side and begin establishing mechanisms, starting tomorrow with the formation of a committee to implement that,” he adds.