A top Palestinian body has authorized the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to suspend recognition of Israel and stop security coordination with the country’s capital.

Following a two-day meeting in Ramallah in the occupied west bank, the council said the PLO and Palestinian authority will also end security coordination and suspend economic agreements as set out under the 1994 Paris Economic Protocol.

Breaking with decades of US policy that favored a two-state solution, Trump’s declaration dealt a blow to the Palestinian leadership, which for more than two decades has unsuccessfully attempted to establish a state on the west bank, Gaza strip and East Jerusalem.

In December, Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the US Embassy from Telaviv to Jerusalem.

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