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        12/20/2013, Tevet 17, 5774

      PA Figure: We'll Sue Settlers who are Foreign Citizens

      Doctor Muhammad Ash-Shtayeh, a member of the Fatah Central Committee who served as a Palestinian Authority minister and member of its negotiating team, has threatened to sue residents of Yehuda and Shomron (Judea and Samaria) who have Russian, American, European and British citizenship in light of the United Nations calling the PA a non-member state, according to a Friday report by the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency.

      Addressing the Orthodox (Christian) Club in the Yehudah (Judea) city of Beit Jala, next to Bethlehem, Ash-Shtayeh accused the Israeli government of avoiding agreements, expanding Jewish communities beyond the 1949 Armistice Line, destroying homes and killing civilians. He said he felt the negotiations were only with representatives Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Molcho and not with the government of Israel, noting the participation of ministers in protest against the release of PA security prisoners. He said the threat of legal maneuvers constituted a peaceful way that the PA would respond to Israel's moves.

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