A partial view taken from the West Bank village of Hizma shows Israel's controversial separation barrier in the Palestinian West Bank village of Al-Ram (background), on Nov 19, 2020. (AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)
RAMALLAH - Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli officials held the first bilateral meeting on Thursday after the PA said on Tuesday it resumed its relationship with Israel after a six-month boycott over Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank.
Hussein al-Sheikh, Palestinian minister of civil affairs, said that the Palestinian side rejects the Israeli policies of settlement, home demolition, and land confiscation in the Palestinian territories
Hussein al-Sheikh, Palestinian minister of civil affairs, met in Ramallah with Kamil Abu Rukun, coordinator of the Israeli government's activities in the Palestinian territories.
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"We emphasized in the meeting that the agreements signed between the two sides, based on international legitimacy, decide the relationship between us," al-Sheikh said in a press statement sent to Xinhua.
He added that the two sides agreed to transfer to the PA budget all the tax revenue dues that the Palestinian side refused to receive six months ago.
Al-Sheikh said that the Palestinian side informed Abu Rukun that it rejects the Israeli policies of settlement, home demolition, and land confiscation in the Palestinian territories.
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