Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei said on Tuesday that his cabinet will remain in a state of emergency till Israel completes its Gaza pullout.
Following a weekly cabinet meeting, Qurei told reporters that all ministers of the cabinet will be in a state of emergency till Israel finalizes its unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and part of northern West Bank due in mid-August.
"The cabinet decided that all its ministers will be staying for three days in Gaza and one day in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and it decided to be in a state of emergency till the withdrawal is finalized," said Qurei.
He said the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) does not want to give any excuse to any party to affect the process of the Israeli withdrawal.
"We do not want any excuse to anybody to hold the Palestinian leadership responsible and we will carry out our duties to achieve a smooth, quiet and organized withdrawal," he said.
He said besides the Gaza pullout, the cabinet discussed ways to end chaos and security deterioration.