PFLP withdraws from PLO meeting
Published Monday 28/04/2014 17:35
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – Representatives of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on Sunday evening withdrew from the closing session of the PLO Central Council in protest against the two-day meeting's final statement.
PFLP officials said a news conference would be held in front of the Palestinian presidential compound in Ramallah to explain its stance.
PFLP representative to the Central Council meetings Khalida Jarrar said the group’s delegation withdrew because the final statement included a decision to resume peace negotiations with Israel under certain conditions.
Speaking to Ma’an, Jarrar highlighted that the PFLP had called upon the Palestinian leadership to completely stop negotiations and security coordination with Israel.
Israel froze peace talks with the Palestinians last week after President Mahmoud Abbas signed a reconciliation deal with Hamas.
The talks were already on hold after Israel's refusal to release a final batch of Palestinian prisoners and Israeli anger over Abbas' decision to seek membership in international organizations.