US Delegation Tells Abbas Settlements Freeze Imposible

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Nazareth, MINA – A US delegation led by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has reportedly told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that a halt in settlement construction in the West Bank is impossible, because it could bring about the collapse of Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, Hebrew sources reported.

Walla Hebrew website said that the US delegation told Abbas that it would work to consolidate economic, security and diplomatic relations between Israel and the Palestinians before the talks begin.

The Palestinians, for their part, asked the US delegation to help reach a two-state solution. The delegation, however, preferred to leave that for discussion by both sides, PIC reported.

The US delegation, headed by Kushner and Trump’s envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt, met separately on Thursday with Netanyahu and with Abbas in an effort to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace, something Trump referred to as “the ultimate deal.”(T/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)