Washington nixed a European Commission proposal to transfer funds to the Palestinian Authority through President Mahmoud Abbas. Such a move would bypass the Hamas-led P.A. Cabinet, but the United States believes withholding funds will encourage Palestinians to rebel against Hamas, Ha’aretz reported, citing an unnamed Western diplomat.
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