PA Finance Minister Confirms Talks Held with Israel to Boost Economy


Palestinian Minister of Finance Shukri Bishara confirmed that he has met with his Israeli counterpart Moshe Kahlon in Jerusalem in recent weeks to discuss an economic agreement to boost the Palestinian economy.

Israel’s Channel 10 reported that the two finance ministers have been meeting to discuss an “economic package” Israel is planning to offer to the Palestinian Authority.

However, Bishara denied that he had discussed the possibility of greater integration between Palestinians and Israelis in the construction, medical, and high-tech sectors, including the possibility of a range of study and internship opportunities for young Palestinians. Israel is reportedly hoping to boost the Palestinian economy, hoping it may reduce tensions after months of violence.

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