JERUSALEM 

A US State Department official warned Israeli authorities on Friday that the Palestinian Authority is in a “difficult and dangerous” situation, economically and politically. 

After meeting Palestinian officials and NGOs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel and Palestinian Affairs, Hady Amr, met officials from Israel’s foreign, finance and the regional cooperation ministries, according to the Walla News website.

Amr urged Israel to take steps to improve the economic and political situation of the Palestinian administration.

He said the Palestinian administration cannot afford to pay salaries because of the economic crisis and the political crisis in Palestine led to instability and a dangerous situation.

He also noted economic steps Israel can take for the rapid improvement of the economic situation of the Palestinian Authority.

Amr’s visit to the region lasted five days.

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