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Palestinians urge 'Arab masses' to oppose US peace workshop

issued its statement Wednesday, a day after Jordan, Egypt and Morocco said they would attend the later this month. The participation of some of the Arab brothers in this is condemned and unjustified," the statement said. It called on Palestinian "masses" to demonstrate. "We also call on our to act against it," it said.

A senior Palestinian decision-making body has condemned the decision by to attend a U.S.-sponsored , calling for the "" to act against the gathering.

issued its statement Wednesday, a day after Jordan, Egypt and Morocco said they would attend the later this month. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab countries are also attending the , which is to focus on the Palestinian economy.

The Palestinians have rejected the conference, accusing the U.S. of being biased and ignoring Palestinian political aspirations.

"The participation of some of the Arab brothers in this workshop is condemned and unjustified," the statement said. It called on Palestinian "masses" to demonstrate. "We also call on our Arab masses to act against it," it said.

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