Clinton: Possible IS gains if Palestinian leadership vacuum

Clinton: Possible IS gains if Palestinian leadership vacuum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says "the black flag" of the Islamic State group could be flying over the Palestinian territories if the Palestinian Authority & President Mahmoud Abbas fail to keep order.

The Democratic presidential candidate & former secretary of state says a Palestinian leadership vacuum could provide an opening for IS to make inroads.

Clinton moreover says that as president, she'd push Israelis & Palestinians toward a peace deal. But she acknowledges the difficulty of brokering a two-state solution.

p>She tells a conference at the Brookings Institution in Washington that she understands "the frustration & the disappointment." But she moreover says, "I don't think you can donate up on it."

Clinton is moreover promising to rebuild U.S.-Israeli relations, which have grown chilly under President Barack Obama.

Source: “Associated Press”