Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday appealed for Arab financial support to help the Palestinians deal with "pressures and threats from Israel and its allies" which he said were a risk to his plan to seek UN approval for statehood in September.
The Palestinian Authority faces a financial crisis which forced it to cut wages by half in July. Policymakers have identified a shortfall in Arab aid as the main cause.
Writing in the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan
, Abbas said the Palestinians faced pressure from Israel and its allies to prevent them from seeing through their planned diplomatic action at September's General Assembly meeting in New York.