Palestinians leaders on Monday voted to call for the suspension of recognition of Israel and to suspend security coordination with Israel, in reaction to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The vote by the Palestinian Central Council, ordered the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) to suspend recognition of Israel until it “recognises the state of Palestine”, cancels its annexation of East Jerusalem, and stops settlement activity, a statement said.
The Palestinian Central Council is a high-ranking arm of the PLO. It is unclear whether the vote is binding, and a final decision is likely to rest with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
A previous vote by the council to suspend security coordination with Israel was never implemented.
The vote was 74 in favour, two against, with 12 abstentions, according to the AFP journalist present.