Feyadh Blamed for al-Quds Plight

Fatah’s official in charge of al-Quds (Jerusalem) affairs has accused the Palestinian Authority of "serious negligence" and thus harming the Palestinians in the city.

The government led by caretaker Prime Minister Salam Feyadh has failed to organize a proper budget for al-Quds affairs, Ma’an news agency quoted Hatem Abdul-Qader as saying on Tuesday.

There is no clear plan to support the Palestinians in the city, which has allowed Israel to "monopolize the holy city," he charged.

Abdul-Qadir blamed the deterioration in al-Quds on a failure on the part of the Ramallah-based West Bank leadership "to include al-Quds in the so-called plan to establish future state."

The Fatah officials further warned against further attempt by Israeli ultra-right extremists and settlers to break into the highly revered al-Aqsa Mosque, holding Tel Aviv accountable for such assault and its repercussions.

Eviction of Palestinian families in al-Quds, particularly in the eastern part of the city, and Tel Aviv’s demolition of their houses along with the continued expansions of Israeli settlements have been deepening tensions between Palestinians and Israelis.

The Palestinians have long been warning against Israeli efforts to sabotage the prospects of a Palestinian state by removing Islamic and Palestinian identity of the city which Palestinians deem as the capital of their future state.

Israel occupied East al-Quds during the Six-Day war of 1967 and later annexed the city despite strong opposition from the international community which never recognized the move.

(Press TV)

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