Palestinians officials suspended communication with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after announcing an end to security coordination with the US and Israel in protest at Israeli proposals to annex new territory in the West Bank.
Mahmoud Abbas, the President of Palestine, said that his administration was no longer committed to agreements with the US or Israel including on security coordination.
Palestinians security and intelligence cooperation with the CIA continued even after the country began boycotting US peace efforts led by US President Donald Trump in 2017.
The cooperation was aimed at heading off violence in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority is based.
Things change and we have decided it is time now to change,” But Erekat said. “Security cooperation with the United States is no more. Security coordination with Israel is no more,” said Erekat. “We are going to maintain public order and the rule of law, alone.”