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Palestinians will not be 'blackmailed' by Trump funding threat: senior official

Agence France-Presse, Jerusalem, Jan 3 2018, 10:56 IST
Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi

Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi

The Palestinians will not be "blackmailed" by US President Donald Trump, a senior official said Wednesday, after he threatened to cut aid to them worth more than $300 million a year.

"We will not be blackmailed," senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said in a statement.

"President Trump has sabotaged our search for peace, freedom and justice. Now he dares to blame the Palestinians for the consequences of his own irresponsible actions!"

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