Hamdallah Calls on International Community to Exert Pressure on Israel to Hold Elections in East Jerusalem

RAMALLAH, June 4, 2014 – (WAFA) – Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah received Wednesday the representatives of several delegations from Europe, Arab countries, Latin America and Africa, along with Head of the office of the Quartet Representative Mark Singleton at his office in Ramallah.

Hamdallah briefed the representatives on the latest developments and challenges facing the 17th government and renewed the Palestinian government’s call to the international community to intervene and exert pressure on Israel to hold the elections in East Jerusalem, stressing that the new government will not be able to guarantee a free and democratic elections without East Jerusalem.

He urged the international community to act immediately to put an end to the Israeli occupation army and settler’s assaults against Al-Aqsa Mosque as well as Islamic and Christian holy sites.

In that respect, the Premier reasserted the urgent need to end the Israeli administrative detention policy and violations against the Palestinian prisoners and to make certain all prisoners are freed unconditionally.

He reminded the representatives that the Israeli occupation has banned four ministers from travelling from Gaza to join the first cabinet meeting in Ramallah and noted that the Palestinian people are looking forward to the international community’s actions to counter the Israeli occupation’s daily attacks and threats, especially the Israeli latest threats to freeze the Palestinian tax revenues.


Source: WAFA