Palestinians: US cut aid to force relinquishing Jerusalem

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman said Saturday that the US decision to cut more than $200 million in aid is meant to force the Palestinians to abandon their claim to Jerusalem.


Nabil Abu Rdeneh told The Associated Press the move is part of continuing political and financial pressure on the Palestinian leadership. He said the Americans must be fully aware that there will be no peace without east Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state.


The Palestinians were outraged by President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and his moving of the US embassy there in May.


פרסום ראשון: 08.25.18, 21:47