RAMALLAH, Saturday, February 9, 2019 (WAFA) – Spokesman for the Palestinian caretaker government of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, Yousif al-Mahmoud, said on Saturday that any steps by any parties taken outside the framework of the Palestine Liberation Organization within or outside Palestine are meaningless.
“The PLO is the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, and any attempt to override this fact by any party would be in favor of the new colonial schemes that target the Palestinian cause, our Arab homeland and the interests and capabilities of our people,” al-Mahmoud said in a press statement.
Earlier today, President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement described a US-sponsored conference in Warsaw scheduled to open on Wednesday as a conspiracy intended to liquidate the Palestinian cause.
“The Warsaw conspiracy aims at liquidating the Palestinian cause and is an American-Israeli attempt to pass the deal of shame and to spread ideas not acceptable to anyone other than those who are traitors to Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa and the Holy Sepulcher,” said Osama Qawasmi, member of Fatah Revolutionary Council and its spokesman.
The US has called for a conference in Warsaw on the Middle East, including the Palestinian issue. The PLO, which cut all contacts with the US administration since its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017, has refused to attend it and denounced it as a conspiracy to end Palestinian rights in Jerusalem, independence, statehood and return of refugees to their homes usurped in 1948.