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U.S. Lawmakers Threaten to Cut Palestinian Authority Aid Due to Unilateral Moves

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama, on March 17, 2014. Photo: Screenshot.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama, on March 17, 2014. Photo: Screenshot.

Ynet – WASHINGTON – US lawmakers said on Wednesday they were unhappy about the Palestinian leadership’s decision to sign more than a dozen international conventions, and warned it could trigger a cutoff of US aid.

“It was extremely disappointing to me that (Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas) chose to take this action at the UN. It is counterproductive and doesn’t move them closer to any final resolution,” New York Representative Nita Lowey, the top Democrat on the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, said at a House hearing.

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