U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat


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(Worthy News) - The United States on Tuesday said it would withhold about half the initial aid it planned to give a U.N. agency that serves the Palestinians, two weeks after President Donald Trump questioned the value of such funding.

Boxes containing aid from the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are seen ahead of their transfer to the Gaza Strip, inside the Kerem Shalom border crossing terminal between Israel and Gaza Strip January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
In announcing that it would provide $60 million to the U.N. Relief and Welfare Agency (UNRWA) while withholding a further $65 million for now, the U.S. State Department said the aid group needed to make unspecified reforms.

Palestine Liberation Organization official Wasel Abu Youssef immediately criticized the move, casting it as a deliberate U.S. effort to deny the Palestinians their rights and linking it to Trump’s widely criticized Dec. 6 decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. [ Source: Reuters (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat

  1. Talk about people who act like they are "entitled."

    Trump has got it right on this one.

    It was, and has been, all along, a serious lack of integrity for the US Government to side with Israel, to defend Israel, and then also pay out on an ongoing basis, via the UN (which really has integrity issues) for Palestinians to kill off, and attempt to, Israeli's.

    That never has made any sense except to Palestinians raised up on the (sick) ideals of their forefathers.

    It's sick when US parents pat themselves on the back for having "given up" their sons and daughters in "the Ultimate Sacrifice" and it's just as sick when Palestinians do the same. The difference being that the USA does owe to the dependents of US soldiers some financial supports when one of them dies in the line of their Service to the USA.

    The USA does not owe Palestinians anything when they die in the line of killing off of the USA's or Israel's populations, here, there, or anywhere else on the planet.

    Cutting off payments to widows and mothers who sold off their family members to gain financial support to raise up even more little "martyrs", instead of dying for the God who really does exist to gain entrance into the real heaven, really can only be described as sick (at best).

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