Palestinian sources: PA forced to attend negotiations

August 25, 2010 15:42

The Americans are forcing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to attend new negotiations, senior sources within the PA claimed, Israel Radio reported on Wednesday. According to the sources, the US threatened to stop all financial assistance to the Palestinians should Abbas refuse to renew negotiations with Israel.

These sources said that the Obama administration also threatened other governments which contribute funds to the PA, with the aim of stopping all aid to the authority in the event that the PA fails to enter talks.

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