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Palestinian Authority PM Shtayyeh: Sanctions against PA will lead to its collapse
Tobias (Toby) Siegal is a breaking news editor and contributor to The Times of Israel.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh warns that a series of sanctions approved last week by the security cabinet against the PA would usher in its collapse.
In a rare interview with the Israeli daily Haaretz published today, Shtayyeh defends Ramallah’s move at the United Nations to have the International Court of Justice draft a legal opinion regarding Israel’s conduct in the Palestinian territories – a step referred to by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “an extreme anti-Israel” measure.
The Palestinians “have a right to complain to the world about the occupation,” he tells Haaretz, accusing Israel of “profiting from the occupation.”