RAMALLAH (AFP) - Hackers from around the world have attacked Palestinian servers, cutting Internet service across the West Bank and Gaza, the Palestinian communications minister said on Tuesday. "Since this morning all Palestinian IP addresses have come under attack from places across the world," Mashur Abu Daqqa told AFP on Tuesday afternoon. "The sites have been attacked in an organised using mirror servers. "I think from the manner of the attack and its intensity that there is a state behind it, and it is not spontaneous." The attack affected Internet service across the West Bank and Gaza, but Abu Daqqa said the Palestinian banking system had been isolated for its protection. The incident came a day after the Palestinians won full membership of Unesco, over objections from the United States and Israel, and Abu Daqqa suggested the Jewish state could be behind the attack. "Israel could be involved as it announced yesterday that it was considering the kind of sanctions it would impose on us," he said. The Palestinians are now examining the procedures to join other UN agencies, the deputy Palestinian ambassador to the UN in Geneva said Tuesday. "We are in a preparatory phase," Imad Zuhairi told AFP, adding that the Palestinians are targeting to join 16 of the more than 20 organisations based in Geneva as a priority. Jordan's parliament on Tuesday criticised Washington over its decision to cut US funding to Unesco, after the Palestinians won full membership in the UN's cultural arm. "We condemn the US decision, which was taken to punish Unesco for the member states' democratic and just voting to grant Palestine what it deserves," the lower house of parliament said in a statement carried by the official Petra news agency. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Washington's decision to cut its funding to Unesco in response to admitting Palestine as a full member was "unfortunate." "I believe it is very unfortunate that the United States has decided to deprive Unesco from its contributions," Lavrov told reporters. Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said a US decision to cut Unesco funding after it approved Palestinian membership boded ill for reviving Middle East peace talks, according to statement on Tuesday. Arabi, who heads the 22-member league, which supports a Palestinian bid for UN membership, expressed his "extreme astonishment" at the decision by Washington.