Palestinian Authority Fumes at U.N. Envoy for Seeking Hamas-Israel Deal

Bulgarian Foreign Affairs Minister Nickolay Mladenov addresses journalists during a press conference in Sarajevo on May 12, 2010. Minister Mladenov arrived for a one-day official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina where he is scheduled to hold several meetings with the country's top officials. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC (Photo credit …

The Times of Israel reports: The Palestinian leadership will no longer work with the United Nation’s peace envoy, a senior official said Thursday, accusing him of overstepping his role by seeking a deal between Israel and terror group Hamas.

Ahmad Majdalani, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive committee, said it had informed the UN secretary-general that envoy Nickolay Mladenov (pictured) was “no longer acceptable” to the Palestinian government.

Mladenov had “gone beyond his role” in seeking agreements between Israel and the PA’s rival Hamas, which controls Gaza, he said, adding that his actions impacted “Palestinian national security and the unity of our people.”

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