The Palestinian Central Council (PCC) suspended its recognition of Israel indefinitely, pending Tel Aviv’s acceptance of a Palestinian state along the determined pre-1967 boundary.
The PCC announced in a statement following its sessions in the West Bank city of Ramallah that it has resolved to withdraw from all agreements with Israel.
“The council also agreed to suspend all security coordination” with Israel, according to a statement read by Azzam al-Ahmad, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee.
Al-Ahmad stated that the PCC charged the committee with developing a framework for enforcing Wednesday’s decisions.
However, Palestinian analysts argue that entrusting the Executive Committee of the PLO with the responsibility of enforcing PCC decisions will render them ineffectual.
The PCC also urged the US administration to honor its pledges to execute the two-state solution and put an end to Israel’s settlement-building operations and forceful evictions of Palestinian families. Numerous Palestinian factions boycotted the PPC sessions on the grounds that they were convened in the absence of national consensus.
The PCC is a smaller parliament that is linked with the PLO. It is descended from the National Council, the highest legislative body for Palestinians at home and abroad.