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Palestine aid loss tied to U.N. bid

The Palestinians' chief negotiator said Friday that a U.S. diplomat had warned of a cut in American aid if they proceed with a unilateral bid for statehood at the U.N in September.

The U.S. said negotiator Saeb Erekat had mischaracterized the words of the U.S. consul-general in Jerusalem.

Israel and the U.S. oppose the Palestinians' U.N. plan, saying Palestinian statehood should only be achieved through talks with Israel.