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Palestinians look forward to a positive US role during the President-elect Biden term

On Sunday, the Palestinian Authority and Arab League declared that they hope that the new US administration under President-elect Joe Biden would play a positive role toward building an independent Palestinian state

During the US presidential election, the PA President Mahmud Abbas and Ahmed Aboul Gheit, head of the Cairo-based Arab League, held discussions in the Egyptian capital about the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

In a joint statement, they looked forward that the new US administration would pave the way for the restoration of a more active and positive role to reach a settlement and found a Palestinian state.

Abbas appealed to Biden to revive relations between the Palestinians and Washington that are failed during President Donald Trump’s period. Indeed, The PA stopped relations with Trump’s administration, and accusing it of being strongly pro-Israeli.

On his part, Trump stop provide funds to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). He also admitted Jerusalem, including its annexed eastern sector, as Israel’s undivided capital and placed the US embassy in the city.

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