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Government committee to devise plan for disengagement from Israel


RAMALLAH, February 6, 2018 (WAFA) – The Palestinian government, and following a decision by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to start planning for disengagement from Israel, decided on Tuesday to establish a committee to consider ways for that.

The PLO’s Executive Committee decided in its last meeting in Ramallah on Saturday to ask the government to devise plans for disengagement from Israel politically, administratively, economically and in security.

The government said in a statement following its weekly cabinet meeting in Ramallah that it has decided to form a committee of various ministries to lay out plans for the disengagement.

It also said that another committee will consider options for using a currency to replace the Israeli shekel that is in use in the occupied Palestinian territories since the start of the occupation in 1967. It said that one option is to have a Palestinian currency.

In addition to the shekel, Palestinians also use the Jordanian dinar and US dollar in their transactions, and the euro to a lesser extent.


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