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Trump administration threatens to shut down Palestinian delegation in Washington

Trump administration threatens to shut down Palestinian delegation in Washington

The Trump administration is threatening to shutter the Palestinian Authority’s representative office in Washington based on a provision of a U.S. law that has not been previously enforced.

The State Department recently informed the Palestinian Authority that if it does not reenter peace negotiations with Israel, its delegation to the United States could be closed within months, though it did not specify a timeline.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed the Palestinians that the decision was made following statements by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who called on the International Criminal Court to investigate Israel for war crimes.

The State Department told...

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