Trump threat to cut aid to Palestinians carries risks

Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 3:21 PM
Updated: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 3:20 PM

FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrive in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. With a Twitter post on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, threatening to cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinians, Trump has expressed his frustration over the lack of progress in his hoped-for Mideast peace push. But things could deteriorate even further if Trump follows through on the threat.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File
FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrive in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. With a Twitter post on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, threatening to cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinians, Trump has expressed his frustration over the lack of progress in his hoped-for Mideast peace push. But things could deteriorate even further if Trump follows through on the threat.

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