Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met in Ramallah with Israel’s Meretz party and slammed the US government. Abbas said that there is chaos within US President Donald Trump’s office and that he plans to demand that the US publicly state that it supports freezing settlement expansion.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas slammed US President Donald Trump’s administration today (Sunday) expressing his doubts regarding the US government’s capability to advance Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

During a meeting held in Ramallah with a delegation of Knesset members and senior-level officials from the Israeli left-wing Meretz party, Abbas said that “there is a feeling of chaos” within Trump’s office and that it is unclear whether the administration is capable of focusing on the peace process and reaching a political agreement.

Abbas told the Meretz party members and its leader, Zehava Gal-On, that he has already met with the American delegates twenty times and that during each visit, he asked them if they support a two-state solution and freezing settlement expansion. After the delegates responded positively, Abbas asked why they do not publicly express this view, to which they answered that they have not yet received instructions to do so.