A man enters the headquarters of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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The Palestinian leadership is weighing retaliatory measures against U.S. penalties, including halting security cooperation, a senior Palestinian official said Wednesday.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cut off diplomatic talks with the U.S. administration after President Donald Trump recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December.On Monday the U.S. State Department confirmed it was shutting the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, saying the Palestinians were not supporting peace talks with Israel.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday welcomed the U.S. decision to shut the Palestinian mission in Washington.
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