Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh Meets with the CEO of the Carter Center
Ramallah, Wednesday, April 6, 2022 —
The Prime Minister of the State of Palestine, Dr. Mohammed Shtayyeh, welcomed today at his office in Ramallah the CEO of the Carter Center, Paige Alexander. His Excellency discussed with the chief executive the local elections process and the prospects of holding the general elections.
Dr. Shtayyeh praised the center’s report on municipal elections and called on international actors to respect the fundamental rights of Palestinians to hold Palestinian general elections. Moreover, the Prime Minister stated that Israel is preventing Palestinians from exercising their right to elect their representatives by preventing elections in Jerusalem and stressed that holding elections in Jerusalem and its people participating in the elections is a political matter and not only a technical one.
Through his publications and communications network, the Prime Minister called on the Centre to bring pressure to bear on Israel to allow elections in all of Palestine. Dr. Mohammed concluded by pointing out Israel's systematic destruction of every possibility of establishing a Palestinian state through illegal settlement construction and land seizure and that the world must act to preserve the two-state solution.