The former Israeli prime minister believes that a government without Benjamin Netanyahu will be less provocative and an ‘improvement’ for Palestinian-Israeli relations. He also thinks leaving the Iran nuclear deal was a mistake.
Palestinian Authority had stopped taking the money because of a dispute with Israel over stipends paid to the families of Palestinians killed or jailed by Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is riding high on US President Donald Trump's unflinching support, taking aggressive strides to make a strong impression on the conservative voter base.
The decision came after Israeli forces teared down scores of Palestinian homes in the occupied East Jerusalem despite international outcry.
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu says he would give US President Trump's Middle East peace plan fair and open consideration, while Palestinian President Abbas rejects the proposal.
Qatari FM Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani urges both sides to find a compromise and begin negotiations, warns against imposing US-led "deal of the century" on the Palestinians.
Solidarity will not bring justice for the Palestinians at a time when they have been abandoned by their neighbours.
The ceasefire agreement mediated by Egypt and the United Nations comes after Israel's fatal bombardment kills at least 25 Palestinians.
Palestinian officials said Israeli forces stormed the Al Aqsa Mosque complex, where they arrested at least three people. Israelis said they evacuated the compound after a Molotov cocktail damaged a security post.
Mohammad Shtayyeh took the post of prime minister after the former prime minister resigned six weeks ago. The post comes with a tough mandate at a time when Palestinians have been completely sidelined.
Less than one in four Palestinians have the right to vote in Israeli elections, but the election will inevitably affect every single Palestinian.
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas asked Mohammad Shtayyeh to form a new government while his appointment is seen by analysts as part of Abbas's efforts to further isolate political rival Hamas.
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