RAMALLAH, Wednesday, March 15, 2023 (WAFA) - Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh today told the US Special Representative for Palestinian Affairs, Hady Amr, that the Palestinian people are under unprecedented pressure as a result of the Israeli measures.
"Our people are living under unprecedented pressures, in terms of Israeli violations, including the escalation of settlement activity, killings, incursions, home demolitions, and land confiscations, as well as financially due to the increase in the illegal Israeli deductions from the Palestinian tax funds, a sharp decrease in foreign aid, and high cost of living and inflation on a global level,” said the Prime Minister.
“Israel's denial of what was reached in Aqaba and its continued crimes reflects its lack of seriousness and disrespect for its commitments and the efforts of the mediators,” he added during a meeting at his Ramallah office.
The Prime Minister called for serious American pressure on the Israeli government to stop all violations against the Palestinian people and to release the Palestinian money that it deducts illegally.
The two parties discussed ways to make the upcoming Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) donors' meeting, scheduled to be held in May in Brussels, a success.