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Arab League Pledges Money to Authority 04/22 06:13

   CAIRO (AP) -- The Arab League has pledged $100 million per month to the 
Palestinian Authority to make up for funds withheld by Israel because of 
payments made to the families of Palestinian attackers and prisoners.

   Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the Arab League in Cairo on 
Sunday as part of a diplomatic effort to rebuff the Trump administration's 
Middle East peace plan, which American officials indicate could be released 
this summer.

   Abbas says "the Arabs need to be engaging actively at this critical time."

   Abbas says the Palestinians reject the deal and demand Israel fully withdraw 
from all occupied territories.

   Israel captured the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and east Jerusalem in the 1967 
Mideast war. The Palestinians seek those territories for a future state.


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