Sheikh Abdullah al-Shamy, a political leader of the Islamic Jihad, called for dissolving the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and stated that this authority is a burden on the Palestinian people.Al-Shamy’s statements came during an event organized by the Islamic Jihad in front of the Red Crescent in Gaza City, marking the 62nd anniversary of the Nakba.

He said that taxes and other expenses in addition to economic pressures are burdening the people and causing further suffering.

Al-Shamy also slammed the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank for its security coordination with Israel.

He demanded that the Palestinians insist on the dissolution of the P.A. so that the occupation “will not find any leader to pressure”.

The Islamic Jihad leader further stated that the Palestinians will remain steadfast and that ‘the lies regarding Palestine as a land without a people for a people without a land” are the biggest scam in history and that the Palestinian are willing to sacrifice themselves for their country.