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PLO official calls for "cancellation of the recognition of Israel" and an "aggressive Palestinian response" to Regularization Law

Headline: "Abd Rabbo: Cancelling the recognition of Israel, unity, and resistance are our responses to the annexation decision"
     "In response to the Israeli Parliament vote on the first reading of the bill to validate outposts (i.e., the Regulation Bill, see note below) which is considered the beginning of the annexation of the West Bank, Secretary of the PLO Executive Council Yasser Abd Rabbo called for an aggressive Palestinian response. He explained that the response must include the return of unity, a revival of the resistance, and the cancellation of the recognition of Israel.
He said: 'Have our internal conflicts exhausted us to the point that now we cannot call for a general political strike, for the preparation of civil rebellion, and for the encouragement of at least tens of thousands to go down to the streets and begin a popular and absolutely peaceful resistance ‎movement, of which we will emphasize the pure peaceful character before it begins?'…
'The Palestinian response to Israel's new and large crime must not spare any efforts or means. We must declare that the agreements and our commitments within their frameworks no longer exist, and actually state that this includes all commitments to security cooperation, and a one-sided cancellation of the recognition of Israel.
We must prepare to publicly declare comprehensive civil rebellion, whatever its price may be, as the price of the annexation is higher than any other price.'"

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded.

Regularization Law - intended to validate and finalize registration of land in Judea and Samaria with the Civil Administration Authority for Government and Abandoned Property in cases where any private claimant makes claims to lands that were thought to be government land after communities have already been built on the land in good faith - i.e., without the knowledge that the land was privately-owned and with government support. The law will do so by transferring use of the land to the community in question providing a mechanism to compensate claimants to ownership of the land if their claims are validated. The law is intended to provide protection for Israeli towns in the West Bank established and built with Israeli government support from later claims of ownership by private individuals, similarly to existing laws in Israel in regard to property claims made for land on which government sanctioned communities have already been built. Currently, Israeli homes in a number of towns in the West Bank are vulnerable to claimants demanding their demolition, even if claims are only made long after families built their homes and are residing there.
Compensation: In cases of validated claims the Regularization Law expropriates the use of the land for the community's use until such a time as the final status of the area is determined, and states that the owner will be entitled to damages of 125 percent of the value of the land before the community was built, or alternative plots of land, according to his choice.
The law would not apply retroactively to cases already heard by the Israeli Supreme Court.
The bill was passed in a preliminary reading on Nov. 30, 2016, and in a first reading on Dec. 5, 2016.

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