Palestinian PM lashes out at Israel, says elections to be held next year
Palestinian Prime Minister, Ahmad Qurei, noted on Monday that Israel would exploit any possible means to build the separation barrier and continue settlement activities.
According to WAFA, Qurei was speaking in a press briefing in Ramallah following a meeting with foreign diplomats in the Palestinian territories.
The Palestinian premier expressed his hope that the international community realized the serious consequences resulting from the separation barrier and settlement activities, especially those in Jerusalem.
Qurei emphasized that Jerusalem has been completely isolated by Israel’s separation barrier from the West Bank cities of Bethlehem and Ramallah. He added that these issues would be the focus of any Palestinian political and non-political meetings.
The Palestinian Prime Minister also confirmed that the Palestinian National Authority would hold general elections in July 2004, calling the international community to assume responsibilities towards such a Palestinian move. (Albawaba.com)
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