PA condemns State Department comments on sovereignty

The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday condemned remarks by a US State Department official, who said the US would be ready to recognize an Israeli application of sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

The PA’s “foreign ministry” said in a statement quoted by the Xinhua news agency that such remarks are “an extension of the US bias to the Israeli occupation and colonial expansionist policies in the territories of the Palestinian state.”

The statement added that there would be nothing left to the negotiations if Israel annexes the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea area, and applies its civil laws to communities in Judea and Samaria.