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House warns Palestinian aid may be cut

US lawmakers are signaling that the United States could withhold hundreds of millions of dollars from the Palestinian Authority over PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' gambit with the United Nations.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry (L) greets chairwoman Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) (R) before testifying at the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington March 12, 2014.

US lawmakers are threatening to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in US aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if President Mahmoud Abbas goes through with his stated intention to sign on to 15 UN treaties.

Congress sought to tie funding for the PA to preservation of the status quo at the UN in this year's omnibus spending bill.

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