Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh, met with 37 U.S. Congress members, Tuesday, to discuss several issues, according to Palestinian WAFA News Agency.

The meeting was held in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, where the PM reviewed the many challenges of the Palestinian leadership, such as the payment of salaries of martyrs and detainees.

PM Shtayyeh also explored why the peace process has been stalled, and expressed to the congress members that the U.S. and its policies have emboldened Israel’s settlement activities.

Of utmost importance, to achieve peace, the PM emphasized, are the ending of the Israeli occupation and the cessation of all settlement building.

“The peace process started in Madrid 28 years ago, and it is inconceivable that no peace has been reached until now.”
– PM Mohammed Shtayyeh

“The peace process needs serious intentions; Israel does not have these intentions and the US is biased toward Israel.”
– PM Mohammed Shtayyeh

“The best solution for us is the two-state solution along the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Palestine, and with a just solution for refugees.”
– PM Mohammed Shtayyeh

Source WAFA
Edited by Ali Salam