Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said in a January 26, 2023 interview on France 24 TV that the Palestinians rejoiced when U.S. President Joe Biden was elected to replace Trump, but that the only promise the U.S. has honored is to start funding UNRWA again. He said that the two-state solution is still on the table, that the Palestinians and the world have faith in it, and that the Israeli settlements in the West Bank can be removed. He warned, however, that the two-state solution may not be viable because of demographic reasons.
Mohammad Shtayyeh: "We rejoiced when President Biden was elected, especially since he succeeded President Donald Trump who brutalized the Palestinian issue, as well as the issues of world peace, global security, and so on.
"There is a set of promises, all of which the U.S. has not honored. There is one exception — the resumption of funding for UNRWA.
"The two-state solution is still on the table. There is a Palestinian, Arab, and international faith in the two-state solution, which can still be implemented, because all the settlements in the West Bank can be removed. Honestly, however, if the two-state solution is still possible today, it may not be in the near future, and the reason is the demography."