Palestinian sources described the meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jared Kushner, a chief adviser to President Donald Trump, as “disappointing,” Hebrew media outlet Ynet reported on Friday.
Kushner arrived in Israel on Wednesday as a part of the new US administration’s push to begin mapping out a pathway to the resumption of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. The US delegation then traveled to Ramallah to meet with members the Palestinian Authority.
According to the report, Abbas refused American requests to stop the payment, asserting that it is an “internal Palestinian issue.” The sources also expressed disappointment in the American delegation, which included Jared Kushner and US envoy Jason Greenblatt, for not discussing the topic of a two-state solution, a flagship issue for the PA.
The sources said that though the American delegation sympathized more with the Israeli side, Palestinian leaders will wait to see what comes of Abbas’ meeting in Washington, slated for next month. Read more at i24NEWS.