US President Donald Trump has suggested the US should halt aid to the Palestinian Authority, accusing the Palestinians of being “no longer willing to talk peace” with Israel.
After announcing that the US would halt aid to Pakistan because Islamabad is “not doing enough” to combat terrorism, President Trump followed up with tweets that the US is getting “no appreciation or respect” from the Palestinian Authority though it sends “hundreds of millions of dollars” a year.
“They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel,” Trump wrote.
“We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table,” he added. “But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?”