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Ahead of UN meet, Israel to offer economic ‘benefits’ to Palestinians

PA President Mahmoud Abbas with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu on September 2010

Ahead of a meeting of international donors to the Palestinians, Israeli authorities are reported to be preparing a “package of benefits” for the Palestinian Authority (PA).

As reported by Israeli news site Globes, the initiative was “formulated under American pressure to offer economic benefits to the Palestinians”, and is intended “to help the Trump administration put pressure” on President Mahmoud Abbas “to moderate his speech at the UN General Assembly”.

Overseen by Coordinator of Activities in the Territories Major General Yoav Mordechai, the top official in charge of the day-to-day management of the military occupation, Israel will present its packaged to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) meeting in New York.

The AHLC is a 15-member, Norway-chaired committee that serves as the principal policy-level coordination mechanism for development assistance to the Palestinian people.

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According to Globes, Israel will seek to cooperate with efforts to improve the water and electricity infrastructure of the Gaza Strip.

It will also state its support for the construction of an industrial park in Area C of the West Bank, in addition to declaring an “easing of the conditions” at checkpoints and “crossing points into Israel”.

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