Analysis: Why can’t Abbas stop paying families of ‘martyrs’?

Analysis: Why can’t Abbas stop paying families of ‘martyrs’?

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Motaz Bani Shamsa during his funeral in the West Bank village of Beita, near Nablus May 18, 2017. . (photo credit:MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS)

President Donald Trump has said he wants to revive the peace process, but has largely refrained from asking Israel and the Palestinians to make major concessions to bring it back to life.

On Tuesday, however, Trump seemingly made his first major ask of the Palestinians when he indirectly alluded to PLO payments to families of Palestinian prisoners and “martyrs,” many of who were involved in attacking Israelis

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Analysis-Why-cant-Abbas-stop-paying-families-of-martyrs-493701

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