RAMALLAH, Monday, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh today accused the United States administration of pressuring and blackmailing the Palestinians in order to compromise on their national rights.
“The US policy has been and is still aimed at encircling the Palestinian leadership and people and coercing us politically, economically and financially,” said Shtayyeh at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting held in Ramallah.
“US President (Donald) Trump said that he decided to cut all aid from us and prevented some Arab countries from fulfilling their obligations toward us in a systematic process of pressure and a programmed blackmail attempt to force us to compromise our national rights and Jerusalem for money,” he added.
“To those we say that the person with rights is strong and those who have the will and faith in their homeland and hold on to their land do not bargain them for money.”
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)