It was a mild slowdown that did not apply in about half the occupied territories. So Abbas recognized that it was pure illusion. Funny that. Abbas saw through the ruse. So did the US government. Now there are no loopholes offered. For some reason this bothers the PMO.
Spain investigating ex-IMF chief Rato for fraud (Reuters)
from the article: Cabinet stalls on settlement freeze as Israel and U.S. clash over terms