Hamas is willing and ready to rescue the West Bank economy, Hamas’s
deputy prime minister Ziad al-Thatha told Palestinian news agency Ma'an on Friday.
praised the Gaza economy, saying it persevered despite Israeli
measures. “We have managed to achieve a resisting economy and reached
self sufficiency in agricultural products," he stated.
Ma'an whether or not Hamas would send aid to the Palestinian Authority
in case of emergency, Thatha said “In case of emergency, we will not
hesitate, but we need to change the West Bank policies.”
Last week, PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad expressed concern
that the PA is falling apart because the Israeli government delayed transferring tax money and funds from donor countries.
PA prime minister said the situation, in which he waits each month for
the Israeli government to decide whether to transfer funds or not, makes
running a government impossible.
“We are in danger of collapse
if you in Israel do not get it together and understand that you cannot
leave us hanging month after month,” Fayyad said in a meeting with Labor
MK Isaac Herzog in Ramallah.
Lahav Harkov contributed to this report.