Government: We are committed to providing the necessary requirements for holding legislative elections

Israeli Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah confirmed Thursday his commitment to facilitating legislative elections, Abbas to set a date.


The Cabinet expressed the hope that the elections will be an input to strengthen the efforts to end the division and restore national unity and the return of our people to the exercise of the democratic process as a national necessity. He stressed the basic role played by the Legislative Council and its inherent right to legislate and monitor the actions of the executive authority. And the exercise of sovereignty over the Palestinian territory, in addition to the organization of public administration, financial and economic affairs, and support the efforts of the executive branch and defend the rights of the Palestinian people in the issues of Jerusalem, refugees and settlements and the release of prisoners N Israeli prisons, in addition to its mission oversight and approval of the general budget, reviewing plans and agreements and approval.


Separately, the Council of Ministers welcomed the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly, by an overwhelming majority, of the resolution "Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources".


He stressed that the resolution affirmed the applicability of the Geneva Convention to the Occupied Palestinian Territory and expressed its displeasure at the impact of Israeli settlements on Palestinian and Arab natural resources, in particular the negative effects of the construction of the separation wall, expansionist annexation, land grabs and forcible diversion of water resources. The destruction of farms and crops by the settler settler militias and the seizure of water wells and the consequent economic consequences. The resolution also called upon Israel, the occupying Power, to desist from such practices, as well as to assert the Palestinian right to claim compensation for the resulting losses.


The Council condemned the continued occupation by Israel of the occupying Power, the siege and the siege imposed on the occupied territory, in particular the city of Bethlehem during the Holy Christmas, the occupied city of Jerusalem and its surroundings, the Jordan Valley, The displacement and expulsion of Palestinian citizens, as in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, and the accelerated demolition campaigns in Silwan, Beit Hanina, Shu'fat, Jabal Mukaber and the various neighborhoods of occupied Jerusalem.


He said that the so-called terrorist gangs to break into several towns in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and to carry out racist racist slogans and to torpedo scores of Palestinian vehicles, is only a guide, practical action and a reflection of these Judaic schemes, under the supervision and support of official institutions In Israel and the Israeli occupation municipality in Jerusalem. The Council noted that these measures are being promoted and instigated by senior Israeli officials, including the President of the so-called Israeli Knesset Yuli Edelstein, who publicly advocates the imposition of occupation control over the city of Hebron and encourages its release by terrorist settler gangs.


He stressed that the Israeli settlement offensive and the declaration by the Prime Minister of the occupation of the establishment of thousands of settlement units and industrial zones in the West Bank and the escalation of plans and the intensification of settlement activity in most of the West Bank and the adoption of the so-called Israeli Knesset Israel must continue to consolidate its racist settlement project, tighten its control over the West Bank, perpetuate its occupation and prevent the establishment of our Palestinian state, its violation of international and humanitarian law, and the resolutions of international legitimacy. And continues to treat it as a state above the law, and suffices with expressions of questioning, condemnation and shy condemnation.


The Council held the Israeli government fully responsible for the consequences and consequences of the serious escalation and attacks against our people in the various areas, including the execution of houses, the demolition of houses, the ethnic cleansing, the expropriation of land, the intensification of colonial settlements, the strangulation of Jerusalem and its siege in all areas. The siege of the Gaza Strip, the crimes committed against the return marches in the Gaza Strip, the crimes committed by the settlers under the protection of the occupation forces, the arrests and the transfer of our cities, villages and camps in the West Bank, including Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.


He also condemned the Israeli occupation forces' detention of Agriculture Minister Sufian Sultan, east of Ramallah, during his departure to the city of Hebron and to search his vehicle at gunpoint. He stressed that this act of occupation constitutes a clear violation of all signed agreements and a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law. The Israeli offensive against our people.


Decisions of the Council of Ministers


The Council decided to prevent the entry of all kinds of vegetables, fruits and poultry into the Palestinian markets. The Council called upon the public of citizens and merchants to work towards the success of this decision and to protect the product and the national economy, in line with the principle of protecting the local produce, The Israeli side took a unilateral decision to prevent the entry of Palestinian fruit and vegetables into Israeli markets.


And approved the agreement signed between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education with a view to developing standards and indicators of quality and accreditation, providing a guide for self-evaluation and institutional evaluation, providing quality assurance and accreditation services, developing promotional activities to enhance cooperation in research and education, , The development and support of quality procedures in educational institutions, the provision of training and the organization of training programs for capacity-building in the area of ​​quality assurance and accreditation.


He also approved the financing of the budget of the Seventh Conference of the Union of Arab Statisticians to be held in the State of Palestine in 2020, based on a memorandum of understanding signed under the patronage and presence of the Prime Minister between the head of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and the Secretary General of the Union of Arab Statisticians. The Council stressed that the holding of the Seventh International Conference in Palestine constitutes a major scientific statistical event in which a group of academics and researchers from various Arab countries will present their research findings and studies on many pressing and interesting topics. By virtue of the membership of the Statistics Authority on the one hand, and strengthening the presence of Palestine in the regional and international arena on the other.


The Council approved the contribution of funding for the budget of the Second Agricultural Census 2020, which will be implemented in cooperation between the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Agriculture and the formation of a special tender committee for this census from representatives of the relevant authorities in order to follow up and provide the basic and necessary requirements for agricultural census according to procedures The objective of which is to establish a detailed, accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date database of agricultural holdings, which is a key factor in the development of strategies and policy development for the improvement and development of the agricultural sector, N living conditions and maintaining food security for the sustainable development of the agricultural sector.


The agricultural census was one of the cornerstones of the national statistical system as the main means of producing statistical information on the general structure and other relevant areas of agriculture. It was the only data collection tool that provided statistical information on agricultural holdings in geographically detailed terms, For information to ministries, institutions, decision-makers, researchers and those interested in the State. This contributes to the planning and optimal allocation of resources, as well as the needs of the private sector.


The Council discussed the establishment of a development bank specialized in the financing and development of small and medium-sized enterprises and development cooperatives in Palestine. These projects have an active role in promoting the various sectors of our national economy and creating jobs that enable our society to rely on our own resources and meet our needs.


The report also discussed the poultry sector and proposed solutions to regulate the sector, in line with the needs of the local market, how to maintain the prices of broiler chickens at moderate levels for both farms and consumers, the importance of controlling the market of smuggled products, Green, and illegal settlements, thus reducing the losses on poultry farmers, especially with regard to the purchase of feed, in addition to intensifying the continuous inspection and detection campaigns and control of slaughter and sale sites.


He also briefed on the preparations of the Ministry of National Economy for holding the Palestinian Chamber of Commerce and Industry elections held in 4 out of 13 rooms - Jericho, Al Aghwar, Bethlehem, Tubas and Salfit.


The Council decided to ask the Minister to take the necessary measures to hold the elections in both Qalqiliya and Tulkarm and the Chambers of Commerce in Hebron. The elections will be held by the remaining Chambers of Commerce and Industry at the beginning of next year due to the vital role played by Chambers of Commerce in the development of our national economy.


He reiterated the need for local authorities to find solutions that enable them to collect their debts instead of the prices of water and electricity due to them, and ways to improve the collection, in order to protect public money, stressing the necessity of concerted efforts and the importance of working to establish a culture of commitment to payment instead of services provided. Projects for the benefit of the community.


And decided to dissolve the local council called the United Joint Municipality in Jenin governorate, which is formed by the municipality of Meithlon, the village of the new village, the village council of Siris, the village council of Sir and the local council of the municipality of Hebron, And the task of appointing the Minister of Local Government to form a committee to settle all obligations and rights resulting from the dissolution of the joint United Municipalities.


It approved the draft law on the protection of the family from violence and referred it to the President to issue it properly, which aims at providing protection for the family in general, women and children in particular, reducing violence and preventing its aggravation and its negative effects on the family and society.


He also approved the draft Financial and Administrative Regulations of the Capital Market Authority, with the aim of supervising the securities market to ensure the safety of dealing, insurance companies, financial leasing companies and mortgage finance companies, as well as organizing, supervising and supervising the activities of non-bank financial institutions, Non-banking financial services, regulation of disclosure of any financial statements or information pertaining to the non-banking financial sector, and monitoring the development of non-bank financial institutions to ensure the integrity of their business.


On a separate level, the Prime Minister briefed the Council on the results of the meeting of the National Committee for the Reform of the Education System, highlighted its achievements, ways of promoting education and its outputs, the themes and policies pursued by the Committee in previous years, and its work towards the future. Including the 14 main areas of the committee that the committee has worked on during the past years, the most important of which is the system of the high school certificate exam, the student achievement file, the general framework for Palestinian curricula, the integration of vocational and technical education in public education, Palestinian teacher, and the policy of teachers' developmental supervision "performance assessment, policy environment and school material, and methodology of compulsory education in the kindergarten sector.


The committee reviewed the strategic interventions document for the higher education sector in Palestine, the completion of the guide to the procedures of classification of universities, the approval of the Council of Ministers on the policy paper on integrative education in higher education institutions, and mechanisms for implementing these policies in coordination with the labor market. Proposed general secondary school certificate for vocational sections "Vocational Proficiency Track", and the approval of the law of education and higher education.A number of priority issues for the next stage have been discussed, such as improving the performance of teachers, continuing the development and revision of curricula, enhancing students' acquisition of the skills of the century, enhancing the orientation towards scientific, professional and technical disciplines, and reducing the gap between education outputs, labor market needs, Palestine, and provide students with the skills and competencies that make them able to compete at the regional and international levels.


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