RAMALLAH, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian Fatah central committee on Saturday said that it backs Abbas decision to go to the United Nations for recognition of a non-member state.
Jamal Muheisen, the committee member told Xinhua that Fatah Party also rejects any foreign pressure on the Palestinian leadership "including incitement to confuse the internal Palestinian situation."
Muheisen's statements came in the aftermath of a meeting of Fatah central committee chaired by Abbas in Ramallah. He said that Fatah Party reiterated its support to the Palestinian bid to the UN.
"This step is our right and our position is clear that we don't want to withdraw from applying to the UN because if we do this will mean that the Palestinian question will be lost," said Muheisen.
Asked about the popular protests in the West Bank against the high cost of living, the Fatah leader said that the central committee asserted that there is a link between the Israeli and the U.S. pressure on Abbas not to go to the UN and the crisis the Palestinian National Authority is passing through.
The West Bank towns and cities had witnessed over the past several days popular protests against the high cost of living and the growing rates of poverty and unemployment.
The demonstrators slammed Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's performance towards the Palestinian economical and financial situation.
Meanwhile, Nabil Abu Rdeineh, spokesman of the central committee, said in a press statement that the committee stressed on the necessity of unity towards easing the hard living conditions of the Palestinians who still live under the Israeli occupation.