April 22, 2020 / 5:14 PM / 2 months ago

Abbas says Palestinian accords with Israel, U.S. null if Israel annexes West Bank land

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas enters a news conference with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (not seen) at the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York, U.S., February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in remarks aired on Wednesday that his administration would regard agreements with Israel and the United States “completely cancelled” if Israel annexes land in the occupied West Bank.

“We have informed the relevant international parties, including the American and the Israeli governments, that we will not stand hand-cuffed if Israel announces the annexation of any part of our land,” Abbas said on Palestine TV.

Writing by Dan Williams, Editing by Franklin Paul

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