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Palestinian anger at U.S. rising over UN veto threat

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK — Palestinians have long been skeptical of America’s ability to help them win independence. But low expectations have turned into frustration and in some cases outright anger after the U.S. threatened to derail a bid for U.N. recognition of an independent state and Congress put a hold on $200 million in badly needed aid. Protests have been small so far, from burning a few U.S. flags and pictures of President Obama to editorials blasting U.S. policy and portraying Washington as beholden to Israel. On Tuesday, about 30 people accosted a U.S. diplomatic convoy in the West Bank town of Ramallah, chanting “shame on you” and hurling a shoe outside a…