US President Threatens Palestine of Cutting Aid, Palestine Accuses Trump of Backstabbing

  • US President Donald Trump has threatened Palestine of withholding aid money if they don’t return to peace talks with Israel. Palestine withdrew from peace talks after the US, last year, unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel. On the sidelines of an economic summit in Switzerland, during a meeting with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu President Trump said that “hundreds of millions of dollars” that the US gives Palestine in form of aid and support will be at stake if Palestinians don’t come back at negotiation table and negotiate peace. Husam Zomlot, Palestinian envoy to Washington, accused US President of backstabbing Palestinian cause.