Stay up to date with notifications from The Independent

Notifications can be managed in browser preferences.

Joe Biden told he ‘cannot buy solution’ to Palestine occupation, as he arrives in West Bank

Palestinian protesters have been demonstrating against the US president’s arrival

Lamiat Sabin
Friday 15 July 2022 18:54 BST
Comments
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. President Joe Biden shake hands after a statement, in Bethlehem
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. President Joe Biden shake hands after a statement, in Bethlehem (REUTERS)

Joe Biden has been accused of attempting to “buy a solution” to Israel’s half-century-long occupation of Palestine as it was revealed that he would be pledgingmore than $300 million (£250m) in aid.

On Friday, the US president met his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem – in the Israeli-controlled West Bank – where people have gathered to protest his arrival.

Mr Biden is there as part of his multi-stop trip in the Middle East that began in Israel and is to end with his attendance to a summit in Saudi Arabia.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in