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        4/8/2013, Nisan 28, 5773

      Kerry May Have Offered Abbas Incentives at Israel's Expense


      U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry may have offered Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas incentives to return to the negotiating table - at Israel’s expense.

      According to PA officials who spoke to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency, following Kerry’s meeting with Abbas on Sunday, the Secretary of State offered Abbas several incentives to return to direct negotiations with Israel.

      The sources said that Kerry offered to release all PA tax funds and to ensure Israel does not withhold the PA’s tax revenue in the future.