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Palestine to gradually disengage from Israel to strengthen economy

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 30, 2019
Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Ishtayeh said that the Palestinian side “will work on gradually disengaging from Israel.”
Prime Minister Muhammad Ishtayeh
Middle East   Prime Minister Muhammad Ishtayeh
Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Ishtayeh said on Monday that the Palestinian side “will work on gradually disengaging from Israel, strengthening the national economy, and promoting the industrial and agricultural sectors,” in order to create job opportunities and reduce the unemployment rate.[break]


Ishtayeh met with with Sweden's State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Annika Soder, in Ramallah City, in the central occupied West Bank, where they discussed the latest political developments in the Palestinian territories and the peace process.

Ishatayeh reiterated that Palestinians will not surrender nor accept anything that does not meet their minimal legitimate rights, despite the difficult political situation and the financial war we are facing.

He affirmed the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) commitment to continue stipends to the families of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons for resisting the Israeli occupation and those killed by Israeli forces.

Ishtayeh also stressed that the continuation of Israeli piracy of Palestinian money will not be accepted and pointed out the need to check all financial matters with Israel to force it to “stop stealing Palestinian funds.”


 

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