At Trump’s request, PM to make goodwill gestures to Palestinians — report

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to make a series of goodwill gestures towards Palestinians at the request of the Trump administration, the Haaretz daily reports.

Netanyahu reportedly told members of his security cabinet last week the measures will aim to bolster the economic situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

According to Haaretz, the measures could include allowing Palestinians to build in Area C of the West Bank, the part of the territory under full Israeli civil and military control.

The prime minister told his cabinet during the meeting on Thursday that Trump is eager to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and stressed the importance of Israel supporting the US initiative.

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