Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that if the United States vetoes the resolution that he will bring before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), he will “re-examine” the PA’s security cooperation with Israel, reported Voice of Israel public radio.
Abbas has called on the UNSC to support a resolution setting a clear deadline for Israel’s withdrawal from Judea and Samaria.
However, he added, he will not allow a single bullet to be fired at Israel, because, in his words – “there is no need for an armed intifada.”
Speaking to reporters in Ramallah, Abbas said that if a veto is cast, he will press charges against senior Israeli officials at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, even at the price of being charged there himself along with them.
Abbas added that pressure is being placed on the PA to refrain from appealing to the Security Council, and that threats are being made to stop the financial assistance that it receives – but he does not intend to change his mind.