The bid for Palestinian statehood at the UN launched by Mahmoud Abbas has prompted pro-Israeli politicians in the US to take action.
The US politicians are using legislative efforts to delay the delivery of $200m in economic aid - earmarked for food, healthcare and infrastructure projects - to Palestinians.
This has drawn sharp criticism from the Obama administration. Palestinian officials are calling the decision "counterproductive" to Middle East peace efforts.
Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington.
Source: Al Jazeera