Abbas: Palestinians may stop security cooperation with Israel
The Palestinians may review their West Bank security cooperation with Israel if it continues unilateral operations such as last week raid which killed three Palestinians, President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday. "Recently their provocations and incursions have increased," Abbas told Palestine Television.
"We find ourselves before the point of review, of considering many of the things that we do," he said. "If the (security) coordination does not lead to a halt in the incursions and the provocations, we will think anew."
In his interview, Abbas did not say how he might scale down the security ties with Israel. "Coordination (with Israel) is required, and it is very important, because of the overlap that we have," Abbas said. "We are fulfilling our duties, but we are not doing it for Israel. Israel may benefit from it."