Israeli soldiers stand guard in front of Palestinian stone throwers during clashes in Bethlehem. (AFP/Thomas Coex, File)

PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat told Ma’an that the cabinet statements marked “no change” in Palestinian-Israeli relations.
“Israel has insisted for years to violate signed agreements, including daily violations against the Palestinian control over Area A,” he said. “They’re a belligerent occupying power with a clear political program of colonization, apartheid and destruction of the prospects of a peaceful solution.”