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«Al-Hayat»: the meeting Kouchner and Abbas was «extremely unfortunate»

Leaving London Saudi newspaper «al-Hayat» reported that the meeting of Jared Kushner, a close Advisor of the President of the United States, with President Mahmoud Abbas on 21 June in the evening was held in a very nervous and tense atmosphere.

Kouchner demanded that Abbas to stop funding the families of terrorists, and those who are in Israeli prisons. In response, Abbas stressed that we are talking about the internal Affairs of the Palestinian authority, and stated that the Palestinian authority will never obey the dictates of Washington.

As a result, in Ramallah has estimated the last meeting as extremely unfortunate.

On the same day, a few hours earlier, Kouchner met in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Details of this meeting were not disclosed, but on the eve of the Walla News wrote, citing a source close to the Prime Minister that Netanyahu intends to devote most of the meeting, the issues of cessation of payments of allowances to families of terrorists.

June 13, U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said, speaking at the session of the Senate foreign Affairs, Palestinian national authority ceased to pay benefits to the families of terrorists.

According to Tillerson, the change in this question was followed by meetings of US President Donald trump and President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington. «We were very clear on this issue and made it clear to the Palestinians that such a practice is unacceptable,’ said Tillerson. The Palestinian authority must cease to pay benefits to the families of terrorists and those convicted for violent acts against other people.»

Official sources in Jerusalem denied the words of the head of the U.S. state Department, stating that the payment of benefits to family of terrorists continues.

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«Al-Hayat»: the meeting Kouchner and Abbas was «extremely unfortunate» 23.06.2017

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