Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland reported during the meeting that in three days, Israel had carried out 147 airstrikes which killed 46 Palestinians, including 16 children, and injured 360 more
The leftist party also expelled PA labor minister Nasri Abu Jaish from its membership after he refused to resign from the government despite the party’s decision
Israel was withholding over USD 1 billion worth of tax revenues due to the Palestinian Authority after the latter decided in May to suspend security and civil ties with Israel in protest against the illegal annexation plans declared by the Netanyahu government
The PA had cut ties with Israel in May after it announced plans to annex parts of the West Bank. The proposal for restoration of relations comes after assurances by Israel of a return to the status quo before May
Palestinian prime minister Mohammad Shatyyeh reiterated PA’s rejection of the so-called Peace Plan proposed by US president Donald Trump, and said that the PA has devised a counterproposal
Benjamin Netanyahu announced on September 10 that he would annex the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea if re-elected.