On Saturday evening, November 18, the office of the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on warning US about the possible closure of the PLO mission in Washington.
«We appreciate this decision and look forward to continued collaboration with the United States for peace and security in the region», — reads the statement of the office.
As previously reported, the Administration trump notified the Palestinian authority that if it does not enter into serious peace negotiations with Israel, the US may close the representative office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington in the next few months.
As reported by Haaretz, citing the Associated Press, this warning is brought to the attention of the Palestinian authority, but it does not provide specific dates.
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson stated that this decision was taken in response to the statement of PNA head Mahmoud Abbas, called on the international criminal court in the Hague (ICC) to investigate «the crimes committed by the Israelis». The US state Department made clear that the mission of the PLO will be closed if the Palestinians will try to push Israel through the ICC.