Shtayyeh calls on EU to prepare team of observers for elections

PNN/ Ramallah/

Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh demanded an end to settler terror against the Palestinian people, and an end to the unprecedented settlement attack carried out by Israel, in order to undermine the two-state solution.

Shtayyeh at the beginning of the cabinet session, today, Monday, said that the decision of the Israeli government to establish 760 settlement units, not only indicates that Israel is racing the time with the outgoing US administration, but also means receiving the US President-elect Joe Biden with this package of settlement projects.

The Prime Minister expressed his hope that the new US administration would make every effort to curb this unprecedented settlement attack by Israel, whether in the city of Jerusalem and its surroundings, or in the rest of the Palestinian territories.

He also reaffirmed the need for the world to stand seriously in front of its responsibilities, and to protect the two-state solution, which is gaining international consensus. He pointed out that this attack is accompanied by another attack related to settler terror, and what happened in Madama village against the girl Hala Al-Qet (11) is a pattern that is repeated on a daily basis throughout the entire Palestinian territories, and the attack is not only on children, but also affects most of our people’s capabilities.

In another context, he demanded the immediate release of the Jerusalemite child Abdul Rahman Al-Bashiti (15 years), who suffers from chronic diseases, and has been subjected to the most severe forms of torture in the occupation prisons. Regarding the presidential decree regarding setting the date for the general elections.

“We reiterate that the government is ready to put in place everything possible for the success of the electoral process we want, and we need it not only in order to end the division, but also to restore the democratic glow of the Palestinian institution, and for daily life in a way,” he said. “Democracy for our people in the Palestinian territories, and wherever it is, these elections came to reinforce our national project and to reformulate national unity on a democratic basis,” he added.

He expressed his hope that the Palestinian-Palestinian dialogue that will be held in the first week of next month in Cairo, in the presence of all factions, will be crowned with success, and that the discussion item will be related to how the elections will succeed, and we count on it a lot, and we hope that there will be no significant obstacles.