On the one hand, the State Department announced Monday that the administration is closing the PLO office in Washington because the Palestinians aren't directly negotiating any peace agreement with Israel.
The administration's move to close the PLO office in Washington is not directly connected to the Trump White House's opposition to the International Criminal Court, although the administration is trying to link them.
The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan.
He added that specialized Palestinian teams are now looking into Palestine's accession into 18 global organizations, and holding deliberations to approach the worldwide Court of Justice against the recent USA moves towards Jerusalem and the Palestinian refugees.
The latest U.S. procedures including halting financial aid to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA, as well as cutting aid offered to the Palestinian all comes as a humiliation to the Palestinian will, he added.
The move comes a day after the USA closed the Palestinian de facto embassy in Washington because of its leaders' refusal to enter peace talks with Israel.
The head of the PLO delegation to the USA accused the Trump administration of "dismantling decades of US vision and engagement in Palestine".
Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel since 1967 - might eventually serve as the capital of a Palestinian state.
Although the US does not recognize Palestinian statehood, the PLO has maintained a "general delegation" office in Washington that facilitates Palestinian officials' interactions with the USA government.
Trump has promised to pursue the "ultimate deal" between the Palestinians and Israel.
The Trump administration's attack on Israel's Palestinian partner for peace negotiations, the Palestine Liberation Organization, is an attack on the framework for peace that the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships have created in the past quarter century.
The closure comes as Trump seeks to force the Palestinian leadership, which has cut off contact with the White House, to negotiate with his team pursuing a plan for Middle East peace - something the U.S. president has termed the "ultimate deal". "They are no longer partners in the peace process", Erekat said. Khan al-Ahmar is situated outside Jerusalem between two Israeli settlements.
Israel says Khan al-Ahmar, an encampment of corrugated shacks east of Jerusalem, was illegally built and has offered to resettle residents 12 kilometres (7 miles) away.
We have permitted the PLO office to conduct operations that support the objective of achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace between Israelis and the Palestinians since the expiration of a previous waiver in November 2017.
Trump also has cut financial support to the Palestinian Authority, slashed aid to the United Nations agency serving Palestinian refugees and proposed changing the criteria for refugee status in a way that would reduce the rolls to about 500,000 refugees, down from 5 million.
Zomlot was called home by Abbas in the spring as part of the crisis.