PA Holds Cabinet Meeting in Jordan Valley

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Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Ashtiyeh leads a government meeting in the Palestinian village of Fasayel in the Jordan Valley, Monday. (Flash90)

The Palestinian Authority reiterated its claim to the Jordan Valley with a photo op in the region on Monday.

PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh chaired a weekly meeting of his cabinet in the Palestinian village of Fasayil, where he vowed his government will support the development of Palestinian agriculture in the region.

The PA cabinet meeting comes a day after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu led a cabinet meeting in the Jordan Valley, which he pledged last week to annex to Israel if he is reelected.

“We, the Council of Ministers, are here to affirm our complete commitment to doing everything we can to strengthen the steadfastness of our people on its land and making the Jordan Valley, as it was in the past, Palestine’s fruit and vegetable garden,” Shtayyeh told the gathering, according to The Times of Israel. Fasayil, a village of about 1,500, has recently suffered from power outages.