Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told senators Tuesday the Palestinian Authority intends to “cease the payments” to families of prisoners serving sentences for attacking Israelis.

The Palestinian Authority has long paid prisoners and their families, but the issue has become more prominent as Israel has pressed President Trump to demand Palestinians end the policy.

Tillerson, testifying in a hearing on Capitol Hill with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the State Department’s budget, said the Palestinian Authority plans to end that practice.
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