A Palestinian boy cycles past a United Nations' run health centre in the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah in the West Bank, on January 17, 2018 after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions. AFP / ABBAS MOMANI
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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will seek EU support in Brussels Monday amid bitter acrimony with the United States, but he looks unlikely to get much in the way of concrete commitments.The 82-year-old Abbas will meet EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini and the bloc's 28 foreign ministers on the sidelines of their monthly meeting, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a similar trip last month.Diplomats and officials in Brussels say recognition for Palestine is not on the cards on Monday -- the EU leaves recognition in the hands of individual members -- and the best Abbas can hope for is progress towards an "association agreement" with the bloc.Some countries, notably France, are understood to be keen to give Abbas something concrete to take away, but others are more cautious. Abbas meanwhile will urge the EU to take on a bigger role in trying to move peace efforts forward, Malki said, calling for a new "multilateral" framework.
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