PLO official accuses Israel of election interference


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel "intervened" in the U.S. midterm elections in order to scupper the peace process, a PLO official said.

Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary-general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee, said Wednesday that the election results "prove that Israel played a role in these elections and cooperated with U.S. elements in order to use the results to thwart the negotiations. More than anything, this testifies to the Israeli government’s intentions in regards to the peace process."

Rabbo said that the Republicans taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives would not make a difference to the Palestinians, Ynet reported.

"This is an event with political achievements, but we are working with the American administration and the elections should not have an effect," he said.

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