Palestinians risking US aid over UN bid: Abbas

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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas gestures during a meeting with members of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 1, 2014Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The Palestinians are under heavy pressure to drop plans to seek a UN Security Council resolution to end Israel’s occupation, risking $700 million a year in US aid, president Mahmud Abbas has said.