The Palestinian Authority on Monday announced it is stopping security coordination with Israel over the IDF operation in the West Bank city of Jenin.
“The Palestinian leadership decides to stop all contacts and meetings with the Israeli side and to continue to stop security coordination,” the statement shared by Palestinian media said.
The decision came after PA President Mahmoud Abbas held a meeting with other leaders of the Palestinian Authority.
“The Palestinian leadership decides, after its urgent meeting, to invite the general secretaries of the factions to an emergency meeting. The Palestinian leadership, on all Palestinian agencies and bodies, must assume their role in the task of defending the Palestinian people,” the statement added.
However, security sources said that Israeli officials were in contact with their Palestinian counterparts throughout the day and that Ramallah was informed in advance about the operation in Jenin and even shared intelligence with Israel. Last time the PA suspended security coordination with Israel was late January following an IDF raid in Jenin that sparked violent clashes.