Palestinians under 'unprecedented pressure:' PM


Published: 2023-03-15 20:10

Last Updated: 2024-05-24 17:46

Palestinians under 'unprecedented pressure:' PM
Palestinians under 'unprecedented pressure:' PM

Wednesday, the Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh told the US Special Representative for Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr that the Palestinian people are under "unprecedented pressure" as a result of Israeli Occupation 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,” Shtayyeh explained.

During a meeting in his office in Ramallah, he said “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 called for "serious American pressure" on the Israeli Occupation government to stop all violations against Palestinians and release Palestinian money that it deducts illegally.

They also discussed ways to make the upcoming Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) donors' meeting a success.

Notably, the meeting is scheduled to be held in Brussels this May.