The head of the Palestinian authority Mahmoud Abbas ordered the closure of the Office of detainees Affairs, which until today was headed by the Minister Issa Karaka. This was announced coming out in the Gaza strip, the newspaper «Ar-Risaalah» with reference to sources in Ramallah.
According to this publication, Mahmoud Abbas ordered to transfer the work with prisoners and those who had served a sentence in Israeli prisons, the Ministry of internal Affairs.
The publication stated that the Department of prisoners ‘ Affairs was closed under US pressure and to prove the seriousness of the administration Abbas back to the negotiating table with Israel.
Their surroundings Mahmoud Abbas explained it as a step necessary to reduce budget expenditures.