PM Shtayyeh calls for extension of PA rule over entire Palestinian territories as gov't submits resignation to Abbas

Ahram Online , Monday 26 Feb 2024

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Monday announced the resignation of his government which rules parts of the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh chairs a cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramal
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh chairs a cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah. AFP

 

"I submit the government's resignation to Mr. President (Mahmud Abbas)," Shtayyeh said, adding it comes in the wake of the "developments related to the aggression against the Gaza Strip and the escalation in the West Bank and Jerusalem."

PM Shtayyeh called for "new governmental and political measures" amid the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip.

"The next stage and its challenges require new governmental and political measures that take into account the new reality in the Gaza Strip," he said, as he called for inter-Palestinian consensus and the "extension of the (Palestinian) Authority's rule over the entire land of Palestine."

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