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PLO official: US is trying to eliminate the PA through lawsuits

      "Secretary-General of the [Palestinian] Popular Struggle Front and PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Majdalani said: '[US President Donald] Trump's administration, in constant coordination with the occupation state, is striving to destroy the Palestinian national economy by opening cases and submitting lawsuits one after the other against the PA (i.e., apparently referring to the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018; see note below), as part of its plan with many goals to eliminate the Palestinian cause, target the leadership, and bring down the PA.'
Majdalani said this yesterday [Jan. 24, 2019] during a meeting at his office in Ramallah with Moroccan Ambassador Muhammad Hamzaoui and Tunisian Ambassador Habib Ben Farah… Majdalani also condemned what is called 'the Warsaw Conference,' for which the American administration is calling, titled Middle East Security,' as what threatens the stability and security in the Middle East is the occupation's terror, which is supported by the Americans; and the path to peace and security in the Middle East passes through the resolution of the Palestinian cause. He again emphasized the call to Arab states not to participate in the summit, and to adhere to the Arab Peace Initiative as it stands."
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Ahmed Majdalani also holds the position of head of the PLO Department of Labor and Planning.

Warsaw Conference – the US is sponsoring a conference in Warsaw on Feb. 13-14, 2019, to discuss peace and security in the Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be attending the conference. The PA was invited to attend but has refused the invitation and requests that Arabs boycott the conference.

Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018 - Among other things, this law gives US courts the jurisdiction to seize assets from any body that receives foreign aid from the US government, viewing their acceptance of US foreign aid as consent to US jurisdiction. This enables past and present victims of terror to successfully pursue lawsuits in US courts against such bodies that were connected in any way to the acts of terror. In the past many such cases have been thrown out due to lack of US jurisdiction.

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