Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon, who addressed the UN Security Council on Tuesday after Mahmoud Abbas spoke and exited, commented: “Every time there’s an inch of progress, Mr. Abbas runs away.” Continuing to address the absent Palestinian leader, Danon said: “You have made it official Palestinian policy to sponsor terrorism. In 2017, you spent $345 million paying terrorists for killing innocent Israelis. That is fifty percent of the total foreign aid donated to the PA. This is money you could have spent building forty hospitals. This is money you could have used to build over 170 schools. Every single year.”
Danon praised the Trump administration, for its efforts to restart negotiations and decried the PA’s refusal to accept the US as a broker.