Palestinians protest in Ramallah 370.
(photo credit: Michael Omer-Man)
Palestinian activists on Tuesday vowed to continue protesting
against the high cost of living despite Palestinian Authority Prime Minister
Salam Fayyad's new measures to tackle the economic crisis.
Fatah spokesman in the West Bank held the US responsible for Monday's scenes of
anarchy and lawlessness in various parts of the West Bank. He also accused
Washington of inciting Palestinians against the PA leadership.
the measures following the weekly cabinet meeting in Ramallah. The
measures include reducing the Value Added Tax to 15% and suspending a recent
price hike in the price of diesel, kerosene and gas, he said.
the government also decided to cut the salaries of top PA officials and
The measures also include cuts on expenses for a number of PA
ministries, as well as rent, travel and exchange coupons, he
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