Palestinian Cabinet Appeals To France to Recognize the State of Palestine

12 Dec
10:48 PM

Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the Palestinian Cabinet in Ramallah, in the central occupied West Bank, headed by Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah, strongly condemned the Israeli army invasions of the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Al-Biereh in which the Israeli military injured many citizens with rubber coated steel bullets, live ammunition, as well as tear-gas inhalation, and the invasion into WAFA News Agency.

The Prime Minister deplored the “storming of the headquarters  of the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA), and the detention of it’s staff.” the Palestinian News Network reported.

The PM enjoined the global community to work towards protecting the citizens of Palestine, to compel the Israeli regime to cease it’s crimes and abide by international law.

The cabinet was briefed about the joint ministerial committee meetings held in Paris France, between the State of Palestine and the French Republic.

The Prime Minister met with, in addition to others, his French counterpart, Mr. Edward Philip, France’s Prime Minister, and the President of the French Senate, Mr. Gerard Larcher.

Ten agreements were signed at the meetings in Paris, focused on committing to joint action in civil defense, security, and combating crime.

Other areas of French and Palestinian partnership include vocational, technical, and higher education and agriculture.

Palestinian PM Hamdallah commended the efforts led by French President Emmanuel Macron in supporting the Middle East peace process, and reiterated the need for “international measures to save the two-state solution and end the Israeli military occupation of the State of Palestine.”

He emphasized the fact that “the continuation of the Israeli illegal occupation is the main obstacle to achieving a just and comprehensive peace.”

PM Hamdallah urged the French government to take steps to recognize the State of Palestine, with it’s capital East Jerusalem, adding that this would “restore hope for the Palestinian people.”

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Ali Salam

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