President Mahmoud Abbas held a meeting with Palestinian cabinet headed by Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, Today, in which he said that the Palestinian Authority (PA) will not accept the clearance revenues from Israel if they are incomplete.
” Israel is trying by all means to legitimize the deductions from our money, but we will not accept it, and Israel will eventually return our money our way and not its way, Moreover, Israel steals or deducts the funds of martyrs, wounded and prisoners, knowing that there are agreements that every deducted penny must be agreed on by the technical and financial teams and others” President Abbas Said.
President Abbas criticized the United State for closing the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington, moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
As for the American so-called ”deal of century” President Abbas said “We told the Arab League that we will not wait, We are against the deal of the century because what will come is not important, rather what is more important is what has already happened. ”
The president pointed out that ever since the signing of the Oslo accords in 1993 and so far, Israel has backed away from all agreements, ” we want to live with them in peace as neighbors, but not at any cost. We have rights that are expressed by the United Nations.” He asserted.
” After all these difficult financial circumstances, we asked our Arab brothers for a $ 100 million safety net and considered it a debt. We also decided to send delegations all over the world to overcome this crisis,” said Abbas.
He reaffirmed that he will not accept a state within a state, calling for implementing the Cairo reconciliation agreement of October 12, 2017. “Anything else, we will not accept,” he said.