Amid Funding Cut Fears, Palestinian Authority Purchases $50 Million Private Jet For Abbas

Finally.  President Trump is holding the Palestinians accountable.

President Trump:  Money Will Be Cut Off to Palestinians if Leaders Don’t Engage in Peace Negotiations

President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday and commented on the possibility of pulling U.S. aid to the Palestinians if they do not sit down to negotiate peace with Israel….

Trump addressed the United Nations vote from December to condemn the planned embassy move in which only a handful of countries voted in favor of the U.S. decision. He noted that the United States was “out in the wilderness by ourselves.”

“We give billions of dollars away every year to countries and in many cases those countries don’t even support us, they don’t support the United States,” Trump said. “Israel has always supported the United States, and so what I did with Jerusalem was my honor, and hopefully we can do something with peace.”

Trump went on to say that the Palestinians, who received hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. aide and support, disrespected Vice President Mike Pence when their leaders said they would not meet with him during a recent visit to the Middle East.

“That money is on the table and that money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace,” Trump said beside Netanyahu. “Because I can tell you that Israel does want to make peace and they’re going to have to want to make peace, too, or we’re going to have nothing to do with it any longer.”  FreeBeacon

PA Purchase Jet.   For Abbas’ get away when he gets deposed?

Even as the Palestinian Authority faces major funding cuts from the US, it has purchased a new luxurious $50 million private jet to be used by President Mahmoud Abbas, Hadashot news reported Wednesday….

Funding for the plane was said to have been provided both from the PA budget ($20 million) and from the Palestinian National Fund ($30 million)

When US President Donald Trump originally threatened to cut aid earlier this month, top PLO official Saeb Erekat said it would lead to starvation among Palestinian refugee children.

“Now, he is threatening to starve Palestinian children in refugee camps and deny their natural rights to health and education, if we don’t endorse his terms and dictations,” Erekat said, referring to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Israel’s prime minister does not have and has never had a private plane.  TimesOfIsrael

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