Palestinian government threatens to sue Britain over creation of Israel despite receiving millions from the country in foreign aid

Britain has been threatened with legal action by the cash-strapped Palestine government, which is propped up by UK foreign aid.

Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, is demanding reparations for the 1917 Balfour Declaration.

This was a letter by UK Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour giving the Cabinet’s support for the ‘establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people’.