Abbas: House approval of military aid to Israel is ‘an aggression against the Palestinian people’

Ramallah – The Palestinian Authority presidency says the US House of Representatives’ approval of billions of dollars in new military aid to Israel marked “an aggression against the Palestinian people.”

The money would “translate into thousands of Palestinian casualties in the Gaza Strip” and the West Bank, says Nabil Abu Rudeina, spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas, calling it a “dangerous escalation.”

The comments come hours after Abbas told the official Wafa news agency that the PA would be reconsidering bilateral relations with the US after Washington vetoed a Palestinian request for full United Nations membership last week.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.


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