Report: Trump to demand PA stop paying terror family salaries

PA officials to Al-Quds newspaper: 'Washington expected to propose unconditional return to negotiations; US reluctant to transfer embassy'.

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Mordechai Sones,

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The Arab newspaper Al-Quds reported Wednesday that the administration in Washington is expected to propose to the Palestinian Arabs an unconditional return to the negotiating table, to withdraw the demand for a complete construction freeze provided that no new Judea Samaria communities are built, and to agree to the participation of some moderate Arab states in the process.

According to the report based on senior Ramallah officials who did not identify themselves, the proposal, which was approved and supported by US President Donald Trump, will be presented to members of the PA delegation who will arrive in Washington in the coming days to coordinate PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' visit to the White House early next month on the 3rd of May.

According to the sources cited in the Al-Quds newspaper, the American negotiating team headed by President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, and his emissary to the region Jason Greenblatt, will demand that the PA immediately cease paying salaries to the families of prisoners and terrorists killed during attacks and stop transferring budgets to the Gaza Strip as long as it is under control of the Hamas administration.

According to the same senior PA sources quoted in the al-Quds newspaper, Greenblatt and Kushner are expected to convey to Abbas' people that "the administration in Washington is not eager at this time to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem."

Meanwhile, the London-based Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat reported that Abbas and his entourage were preparing for a visit and a meeting with President Trump in Washington in a difficult atmosphere, and that the PA delegation headed by Abbas would demand that the government immediately put an end to construction in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.








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