Palestinian leaders plan to fight US punitive measures
US President Donald Trump’s administration decided to shut the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) diplomatic office in Washington DC following which Palestine leaders said that they are weighing retaliatory measures against the decision.
“It’s among possible steps we are thinking about and we are thinking of many things that can be done.” Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee as she told reporters in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
The White House announced that it will close the PLO office as Palestine refused to enter into a negotiation with Israel on Monday.
The move also came at a time when ties between both the nations have seen a sharp decline following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The Trump administration also decided that a USD 25 million financial aid allocated for the care of Palestinians in hospitals in East Jerusalem will be used in some other task.