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PA president’s spokesman says no comment on Soleimani killing

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, declines to comment on the US’s killing of powerful Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

“It is an issue that we don’t have anything to deal with it,” Abu Rudeineh tells a group of Israeli reporters in Ramallah, contending that the killing is an “Israeli-American-Iranian problem.”

“Our policy has always been clear. We don’t interfere in the politics of the others — whether Israel, Iran or America,” he adds.

Abu Rudeineh also says that the PA’s security coordination with the US and Israel is ongoing.

“You would be surprised that our security coordination with the CIA and the Shin Bet are still going. Just for one simple reason: We are still committed to fight terror and we are still committed to peace,” he says.

— Adam Rasgon

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