Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Friday commented on the vital role of refugees to the Palestinian cause, Palestinian news agency Pal News reported.

In his weekly radio address, Fayyad praised the camps popular committees for maintaining their political status which "keeps the refugee issue alive in the public and international consciousness."

Fayyad emphasized the important role of the United Nations Refugee and Works Agency (UNRWA) in providing funding to continue services and development, according to Pal News.

Talking on the issue of electricity, Fayyad stated that the Palestinian Authority must not be allowed to cut off electricity for those unable to pay the bill, Pal News reported.

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