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Palestinian premier urges more Arab support in Jerusalem

Israel Materials 19 January 2011 17:05
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad urged Arab governments Wednesday to increase investments in the Palestinian territories.
Palestinian premier urges more Arab support in Jerusalem

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad urged Arab governments Wednesday to increase investments in the Palestinian territories, DPA reported.

He called on the leaders to "continue their support to the Palestinian state and develop it through increasing investments, especially in Jerusalem."

Fayyad, who led his delegation at the second Arab Economic, Development, Social Summit in Egypt's Sharm al-Sheikh resort, also said Arab states should open their markets for Palestinian products.

In 2009, leaders adopted resolutions to rebuild Gaza and provide Gazans with humanitarian aid after a 22-day Israeli offensive there.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika also called for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza, adding that his country "pledged 200 million dollars in 2009 for the reconstruction process that never started."

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