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Palestine Authority at risk of collapse this summer, Norway says

June 17, 2024 at 1:07 pm

Norway’s Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide speaks during a press conference in Oslo, Norway, 15 on December, 2023 [STIAN LYSBERG SOLUM/NTB/AFP via Getty Images]

The Palestinian Authority could collapse in the coming months, Norwegian Foreign Minister, Espen Barth Eide, said on Monday, citing a lack of funding, continuing violence and the fact that half a million Palestinians are not allowed to work in Israel, Reuters reports.

“The situation is extremely dire. The Palestinian Authority, with whom we work closely, is warning us that they might be collapsing this summer,” Barth Eide told Reuters.

“If it collapses, you could end up having another Gaza, which would be terrible for everybody, including the people of Israel,” he added.

Norway chairs the international donor group to the Palestinians and is a backer of the PA.

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