(JTA) – Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, reiterated statements about terminating his government’s dealings with Israel.
Abbas’ announcement Thursday followed an emergency meeting after Israel razed Palestinian buildings built without permit on the edge of Jerusalem, near the security barrier that Israel built in the West Bank. The Israeli Supreme Court has approved the demolition order, accepting the government’s position that they constitute a security risk. Palestinians have protested the move, calling it a war crime. [Read more…]