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PA: Palestinians will not waiver their national rights for US aid

Nabil Shaath, senior aide of the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas [File photo]
Nabil Shaath, senior aide to the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas [File photo]

Advisor on international and foreign relations to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, Dr Nabil Shaath, said that the Palestinian people will not waiver their national rights in return for US aid and economic promises.

“The US administration of President Donald Trump has lost its capacity as a sponsor of the peace process through the various measures it took against our people’s rights,” Shaath said during a meeting with the ambassadors of South Korea, Japan, Hungary and Tunisia.

Shaath explained that the US administration wants the Palestinian people to give up their legitimate and permanent rights in return for economic promises, stressing that the Palestinian people will not trade their national rights in exchange for the millions of dollars offered.

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“Neither pressure nor temptations will stop the Palestinian people from demanding their rights,” he said, explaining that the US sanctions “have affected hospitals and humanitarian services for refugees, but a number of brotherly and friendly countries, most notably Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, Japan, Germany, Korea and Luxembourg have contributed to filling the gap and donated more than their previous commitments”.

Gaza hospital suspends services due to fuel shortages - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Gaza hospital suspends services due to fuel shortages – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Shaath reaffirmed the Palestinian leadership’s commitment to peace based on international law and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

He also called on friendly countries to continue their support for the Palestinian people and show more vigilance towards Israel’s violations of international law.

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