Unless the Palestinian Authority enters “serious” peace negotiations with Israel, the Palestinians might lose their U.S. embassy — and if that happens, the Palestinians are threatening to suspend all communication with the Trump administration.
The Trump administration has notified the Palestinian Authority that unless it enters serious peace negotiations with Israel, the U.S. could shut down the Palestinian diplomatic delegation in Washington, D.C. within the next few months.
The message was relayed to the Palestinians by the U.S. State Department recently, but it did not include a firm timeline.
The news was first reported by the Associated Press on Friday.
BREAKING: Palestinians say they will suspend all communication with Trump administration if US closes PLO office in Washington.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 18, 2017
It’s far from an immediate threat, though; just a warning:
A State Department official told Haaretz on Friday night: "We are not cutting off relations with the PLO, nor do we intend to stop working with the Palestinian Authority.” https://t.co/aCBCrJdJ2J
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) November 18, 2017
The Palestinian Authority cutting off communication with the Trump administration — it’s supposed to be a threat, right?
A feature, not a bug. https://t.co/nkPoHEE3B1
— jon gabriel (@exjon) November 18, 2017
— Shawn (@ShawnLivingLife) November 18, 2017
— Elizabeth Kraus (@beinpulse) November 18, 2017
WOW, Is this supposed to be a bad thing for Trump? Close it!!! https://t.co/Xq8NAdCh14
— Nancy (@nlnarm) November 18, 2017
Sounds like a deal! https://t.co/ipYg9DKjcw
— American Deplorable (@BrianEvansSays) November 18, 2017
Don't care https://t.co/e47bazdXH0
— Travis (@KingBroly) November 18, 2017
This is a good thing. https://t.co/mWUpPHbGRF
— Resist Progressives (@Doc_JJK) November 18, 2017
Well that was easy enough. Close it down! https://t.co/1FkcSXFRwv
— Deplorable🇺🇸Spence (@sbbaird) November 18, 2017
Seven-year-old: "I'm running away."
"Really, I'm going."
"I don't know."
"Would you like some soup before you go?"
— Joel Engel (@joelengel) November 18, 2017
Shut. It. Down. https://t.co/oXLES5k7B8
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) November 18, 2017
awesome. can we close it sooner? https://t.co/pOOLFJsDL2
— antisocial 🍌 dude contemplating life in a tent (@hockeypokercats) November 18, 2017
I hope the door will slam you hard on your way out ! https://t.co/qIjOlElXM5
— AllezFrance (@AllezFrance) November 18, 2017
Seems like a threat with very little consequences for the US? https://t.co/32WLKhPyrS
— stewartdot (@BNRAIGHT) November 18, 2017
[I hate when peole do this, but….] BOOM! https://t.co/iulmKlCIy5
— Chris Deveny (@Simcoe_Sun) November 18, 2017
Who knew it was that easy? https://t.co/XNplH2SseU
— Michael Boyle (@MBoyleAZ) November 18, 2017
Who needs who more? https://t.co/w11uYrktbR
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) November 18, 2017
Will stopping communication also mean they won't be accepting anymore foreign aid from us? https://t.co/gBsyeWaaae
— Colin Gorton (@colingorton98) November 18, 2017
Wait until they find out all their aid is about to be cut because they give it to terrorists who blow up Jews. https://t.co/2asFIcpBpO
— Ron M. (@Jewtastic) November 18, 2017
Does that include asking for money to pay off murdering terrorists and their families? It does? It's about damn time. https://t.co/l5ROHWyYzY
— TrulyConservative (@AmericaAscend) November 18, 2017
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