Trump is "very fond" of Palestinian President Abbas, willing to engage on peace plan-Kushner

Trump is "very fond" of Palestinian President Abbas, willing to engage on peace plan-Kushner
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a joint news conference with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman -
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is “very fond” of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and is willing to engage him on the U.S. peace proposal at the right time, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Wednesday.

Kushner, briefing reporters via a conference call, also hinted that the U.S. peace plan might call on Palestinian refugees to permanently settle where they are rather than return to lands now in Israel.

(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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