Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh welcomed today restoration of US economic, development and humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people worth $75 million and $150 million for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
"We are looking forward not only to the resumption of US financial aid despite its importance, but also to the return of political relations with the United States in a way that achieves for our people their legitimate rights in the establishment of their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital, the reopening of the American consulate in occupied Jerusalem, and for the United States to exert pressure on Israel to curb its desire for expansion and settlement in the occupied territories, particularly the ethnic cleansing in occupied Jerusalem," said Shtayyeh in a statement.