Days of Palestine

Thursday, February 9

PLO calls for boycotting Bahrain conference

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The Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has called on the Arab states intending to participate in the Bahrain economic workshop to boycott it, describing the event as the first step to implement the US deal of the century.

“The Committee is watching with great concern the attempt to integrate Israel into the region economically, politically and at the security level, while its occupation and illegal annexation of Arab and Palestinian lands are ongoing,” a statement published on the PLO website said.

It reiterated its outright rejection of holding the Manama conference, urging all countries, and political and economic bodies not to participate in it.

The PLO accused the US administration of seeking to launch the deal of the century through holding an economic conference after it had implemented political steps in this regard.

"The goal pursued by the US for the workshop is to start implementing the deal of the century and link it to economy after it took steps in implementing the political parts of the deal," its statement said.

The PLO also stressed that it did not delegate any party to negotiate on behalf of the Palestinian people.

The “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop, to be held on June 25 and 26 in Bahrain, was announced last week by senior White House officials, who said that the Trump administration is planning to release the economic part of its upcoming Middle East peace plan during the event.