Written by Staff Writer
03 Jan, 2018 | 9:31 am
U.S. President made a statement that the US may stop aid payments to Palestine who are “no long willing to talk peace.”
On Twitter, Trump stated that the United States received “no appreciation or respect” in return for its aid.
…peace treaty with Israel. We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Furthermore he saif that his controversial recognition of the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital took the hugely divisive issue “off the table” for new peace talks.
Palestinians had said the move showed the US could not be a neutral broker.
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