. We have heard of a series of steps that have been decided upon after consultation with relevant security officials, but this is not expected to affect the willingness to sit at the negotiating table. Israel does not want to be portrayed as placing barriers to Trump’s desire to advance a diplomatic move.
Israel, through its pipelines, is appealing to the White House to exert pressure on Abu Mazen, in order to condemn this attack and in general, all the attacks, whether directed against uniformed people or civilians. On the other hand, in the vicinity of Abu Mazen, he said that he refused to condemn the attack because the woman killed was a policewoman wearing a uniform and not a civilian. Trump’s position on counter-terrorism is well known, and even his son has made an unusual comment on Twitter against the attack when he condemned the BBC .
In Israel they say that as long as this is not a wave of terror, but a specific attack, it can not stop the political process. The American envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, is expected to arrive in the coming days and hold another round of talks ahead of a political meeting.Israel sent messages to the White House demanding that Abu Mazen condemn the attack in which Hadas Malka was killed.