Trump threatens to cut off aid to Palestinians

President Trump on Tuesday said the U.S. might stop sending money to the Palestinians. “We pay the Palestinians HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect,” Trump tweeted. “They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel.” The remarks came a day after Trump accused Pakistan of giving the United States “nothing but lies and deceit” despite receiving billions in aid. Trump last month made the controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and Palestinian leaders responded by saying they no longer considered the U.S. a neutral peace broker. “With the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace,” Trump tweeted, “why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?”

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