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The PA has a plan: it will 'pause' while Israel colonises more Palestinian land

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21.09.2021

A few weeks after Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz dangled the promise of a few concessions to strengthen the Palestinian Authority's illegitimate rule, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has articulated – belatedly as usual – that Israel's plan is to continue its colonisation of Palestinian territory. As if Palestinians don't know that already, having lived through ongoing, systematic dispossession for decades.

The PA's official news agency, Wafa, quoted Shtayyeh as saying that, "The Israeli government's programme is only to expand settlements, seize more land, deprive our people of their natural resources and abolish the geographical base of the State of Palestine."

Israel set to approve thousands of illegal settlement units – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Israel set to approve thousands of illegal settlement units – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Shtayyeh refers to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's recent statements about his refusal to meet PA leader Mahmoud Abbas, as well as his opposition to a........

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