At meeting with CIA director, Abbas calls for pressure on Israeli government

Abbas called for the restoration of pre-1967 lines and an independent Palestinian state.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns in Ramallah on Sunday.

The meeting took place on the eve of Secretary of State Anthony Brinken’s visit to Israel and the West Bank, where he was also scheduled to meet with Abbas.

Abbas briefed the CIA director on “dangerous developments and Israeli attacks on Palestinians,” the PA’s official Wafa news agency reported.

Abbas stressed the importance of urgent intervention to pressure the Israeli government to “stop unilateral actions and respect the signed agreements.”

Abbas also reiterated the need to restore political horizons based on international legitimacy in order to achieve security and stability for all in the region so that the Palestinians could establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital. rice field. According to Wafa, the 1967 line. Barnes Meets with Palestinian Security Officials
Earlier, Burns met with Palestinian security officials to discuss recent tensions and violence.The meeting was held during the Israeli military operation in the Jenin refugee camp, where nine Palestinians, mostly militants, were killed. It came just days after the PA announced its decision to suspend security cooperation with Israel in protest.

It is not clear if Burns is asking the Palestinians to resume security coordination with Israel, or to take other steps to ease the situation.

On the eve of Burns’ visit to Ramallah, PA leaders announced they would implement their decision to terminate the security coordination.