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Military-political Cabinet has agreed a number of concessions to the Palestinian authority

Sunday, may 21, less than a day before the visit of US President Donald trump in Israel, the military-political Cabinet of Israel voted for some unilateral concessions to the Palestinian authority. The meeting lasted more than five hours.

According to the website «Haaretz», a proposal for the concessions in the economic sphere has endorsed eight members of the Cabinet, including Benjamin Netanyahu. Two Ministers from the party «Bayt Yehudi», Naftali Bennett and Ayelet shaked, voted against it.

The newspaper «Haaretz», citing government sources, reports that the Cabinet meeting was stormy and was followed by a clash between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ministers from the «Bayt Yehudi».

The website Walla News, citing a source who participated in the vote, says that the meeting proceeded smoothly. Naftali Bennett and Ayelet shaked refused to support a program of unilateral economic concessions because of the item, allowing the Palestinians the construction of the so-called area C is under Israeli control.

Radio «Kahn Beth» was told that the plan voted by the members of the Cabinet, envisages the construction by Israel of two industrial zones in Jalame and Taruma. In addition, for residents of the autonomy will be opened border crossing «Allenby» on the border with Jordan. The transition will work around the clock for entry and exit.

A day earlier, the website «Haaretz», citing a source in the White house wrote that Donald trump during a visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem intends to demand from the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to take steps that would indicate the seriousness of their intentions and would help to create trust atmosphere in the peace talks. According to this source, trump intends to talk with Netanyahu about the reduction in the rate of construction beyond the «green line», and will also ask about economic relief for PA.

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Military-political Cabinet has agreed a number of concessions to the Palestinian authority 21.05.2017

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