RAMALLAH, Sept 14 (NNN-WAFA) – Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammed Ishtaye, said yesterday that, the crisis in Gaza “is political,” in response to the plan, proposed by Israeli Foreign Minister, Yair Lapid, on resolving the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.
“The crisis in Gaza is political, likewise, the crisis in the West Bank and East Jerusalem,” Ishtaye said, at a weekly meeting of the Palestinian Authority cabinet, according to an official statement.
Ishtaye noted that, what is needed “is a serious and real political track, that relies on international law and the United Nations resolutions.”
He also added that, the Palestinians are seeking a political solution to end the military occupation of the Palestinian territories, stop settlement expansion, and lift years of blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip.
On Sunday, Israeli media reported that, Lapid proposed a new “economy for security” plan, for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.
He said that, Israel imposed a blockade on the Gaza Strip, restricted the imports and exports of goods and indulged in four rounds of large-scale military offensives, adding, the new plan aims at creating “stability on both sides of the border.”– NNN-WAFA