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Premier: Leadership to meet this week over issues of importance to Palestinian question

Premier: Leadership to meet this week over issues of importance to Palestinian question
Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh.

RAMALLAH, Monday, August 17, 2020 (WAFA) – The Palestinian leadership is expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss issues of important to the Palestinian cause, including the latest United Arab-Emirate (UAE)-Israel-US agreement on normalization of relations between the first two countries, today said Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh.

The Palestinian leadership was quick to condemn the agreement as betrayal of the Palestinian cause.

Shtayyeh said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting that this agreement is a flagrant departure from the Arab consensus.

He rejected UAE claims that the agreement has led to the cancellation of Israeli plans to annex occupied West Bank land, saying that the decision to freeze this plan was due to the strong Palestinian opposition to it.

The government will continue in its efforts to confront the annexation plan and Israeli settlement activities, he said.

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