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June 7, 2014 10:37 pm

Palestinian Authority Plans to Lobby Muslim Countries to Punish Australia for ‘Occupied’ Territories Decision

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Lead PA negotiator Saeb Erekat. Photo: wiki commons.

Times of Israel – The Palestinian Authority intends to lobby Arab and Muslim countries to reevaluate relations with Australia after Canberra announced last week that it would stop referring to East Jerusalem as “occupied” territory, a senior PA official wrote in a letter to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

“Palestine will request that the Arab League and the Islamic Conference [Organization of Islamic Cooperation] review the relations of the Arab and Islamic world with Australia in light of Australia’s unlawful recognition of the illegal settlement regime in occupied Palestine,” Saeb Erekat wrote in the letter, dated June 5.

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