Palestinian Authority Calls Immediate Halt to Security Coordination with Israel

By Hamodia Staff

Deputy PA Prime Minister Nabil Abu Rudeineh (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

YERUSHALAYIM — Following clashes Thursday morning in Jenin in which seven Palestinian terrorists and two civilians were killed, and others wounded by IDF troops, the Palestinian Authority announced an immediate halt to security coordination with Israel.

Deputy PA Prime Minister Nabil Abu Rudeineh said that “security coordination with the occupation government no longer exists as of now.”

Calling off the years-long, bilateral security arrangement has been threatened by the PA a number of times during crises, but this appears to be the first time it has actually been suspended.

Israel and the PA maintain security ties in a shared effort to contain Islamic terrorists, an arrangement that benefits both sides.

A Palestinian official said the PA also plans to file complaints with the U.N. Security Council, International Criminal Court and other international bodies.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced three days of mourning and called an emergency meeting of the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah to discuss the situation.

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