“PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent tirade against U.S. President Donald Trump prompted by American offer to set future Palestinian capital in Abu Dis”

ISRAEL HAYOM
Palestinians fume as US plan seeks to reduce PA presence in Jerusalem
by Shlomo Cesana and Erez Linn
February 1, 2018

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent tirade against U.S. President Donald Trump was prompted by a stipulation in Washington’s peace plan that seeks to reduce the role the PA plays in Jerusalem, Israel Hayom learned Wednesday. The Palestinian leader’s wrath was reportedly evoked by an American proposal to set Abu Dis as the capital of a future Palestinian state, instead of east Jerusalem, as the PA demand. Abu Dis is a Palestinian town on the outskirts of Jerusalem. It houses Al-Quds University, one of the largest Palestinian universities, and the Arab residents of east Jerusalem consider it an inseparable part of the urban fabric. READ MORE

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