PLO official calls for int'l assembly to end Israeli occupation

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-18 00:51:30|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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RAMALLAH, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- A senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official on Monday called for forming an international assembly, based on rights and justice, to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Hanan Ashrawi, member of the PLO Executive Committee, said in a press statement that the international community is demanded to form an assembly against the powers that oppose international law and comprehensive peace.

"An international assembly can be able to present alternatives and confront the dangers that threaten peace," she said, adding "this assembly can also end the illegal Israeli occupation."

According to the statement, Ashrawi's remarks were made during a meeting held in Ramallah with a British parliamentary delegation.

"The Palestinian leadership and the people have fully rejected the U.S. peace plan because it is unfair, biased and violates the international law and the legitimate rights of the Palestinians," she told the British delegation.

Political ties between the Palestinian Authority and the United States have been severed after U.S. President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017.

On Jan. 28, Trump announced the U.S. Mideast peace plan, known as the "Deal of the Century," at the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which was strongly rejected by the Palestinians.