Palestinians to boycott meeting tomorrow over Israeli settlement decision

Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the PLO Hussein al-Sheikh at his office in Ramallah, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/ Nasser Nasser)
Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the PLO Hussein al-Sheikh at his office in Ramallah, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/ Nasser Nasser)

PA Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh says the Palestinians will boycott a planned economic meeting with Israel tomorrow over the government’s approval of a measure shortening the approval process for West Bank settlement construction.

Al-Sheikh, a top aide to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, adds in a tweet that Palestinian leaders “will study a number of other measures and decisions for implementation related to the relationship with Israel.”

The meeting of the Joint Economic Committee, which hadn’t been previously announced, would’ve been the first time it has convened since 2009.

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