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Israel praises US halt to Palestinian refugee aid

Israel on Saturday praised the United States' decision to end funding for the U.N. agency responsible for providing education, health care and other services to Palestinian refugees, while Palestinian officials said the move threatened peace in the region.

Abbas: Abu Dis offered as Palestinian capital

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas appears to have confirmed reports that the Trump administration has earmarked Abu Dis, a town adjacent to Jerusalem, as the capital of a future Palestinian state, during a speech to the PLO Central Council.