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Media: trump demands from Abbas to stop paying benefits to terrorists

One of the main topics of the talks between the President of the United States Donald trump and President Mahmoud Abbas, according to Israeli media, will become the benefits that are paid by the Palestinian authority prisoners, families of «martyrs» and freed from Israeli prisons of terrorists.

According to estimates by Israel, the Palestinian authority directly and indirectly through the PLO annually allocates about $ 300 million on payment of benefits to terrorists and their families. It is 6% -7% of the annual budget of the Palestinian authority, much of which is formed by international assistance. The benefits included in the law on the annual budget of the autonomy.

In Jerusalem believe that the «benefits to terrorists» is one of the obstacles for the conclusion of a permanent agreement with the Palestinians, because they encourage terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens.

According to the website Walla News, Jason Grinblat, the messenger of Donald trump in the middle East, during a meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, which was held in Amman in late March, warned that the payment of benefits to terrorists must be stopped. Otherwise, negotiations with Israel cannot be resumed.

Meeting trump and Abbas is scheduled for may 3. 23 April in the United States will fly the Palestinian delegation, which will prepare the visit of Abbas. On the agenda is the resumption of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. Israeli media reported earlier that the Palestinians will also try to persuade the American leader to speak out against settlement activity and to abandon plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

We will remind, the first telephone conversation of the President of the United States Donald trump and the President of the Palestinian authority Mahmoud Abbas took place on March 10. It was during this conversation, the tramp for the first time invited Abbas to visit White house to discuss the possibility of resuming the peace process.

The spokesman for Abbas, Nabil Abu Rudeina, during the first telephone conversation Donald trump has reiterated its commitment to the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mahmoud Abbas, for his part, said he believes a peaceful settlement strategic objective, the achievement of which will allow to create a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

President trump has already held talks with several Arab leaders, including Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi, king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz and king Abdullah II of Jordan.

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Media: trump demands from Abbas to stop paying benefits to terrorists 20.04.2017

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