The Palestinian leadership will no longer work with the UN peace envoy, a senior official said on Thursday, accusing him of overstepping his role by seeking a deal between Israel and the Hamas.
Ahmed Majdalani, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's (PLO) executive committee, said it had informed the UN secretary general that envoy Nickolay Mladenov was "no longer acceptable" to the Palestinian government.
Mladenov had "gone beyond his role" in seeking agreements between Israel and rival Palestinian faction Hamas, which controls Gaza, he said, adding that his actions impacted "Palestinian national security and the unity of our people."
There was no immediate comment from Mladenov or confirmation from the United Nations.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Yemen peace talks go down to the wire
Four-year-old Gaza boy dies after troop firing
Nobel laureate urges Iraq to probe fate of abducted Yazidis
Syrian state seizes opponents' property, rights activists say
UN proposes Yemen’s warring parties pull out of key port
Palestinian shot dead in West Bank
Yemeni prisoner swap will take weeks, Red Cross says
UN proposes drafts on key port, besieged city at talks
Iraq marks one year since ‘victory’ against IS