Skip to comments.U.S. Cuts More Than $200 Million in Aid to Palestinians
Posted on 08/24/2018 2:13:52 PM PDT by Kaslin
The Trump administration announced Friday that it is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, following a review, commissioned by President Trump, of U.S. assistance projects in Gaza and West Bank.
"At the direction of President Trump, we have undertaken a review of U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority and in the West Bank and Gaza to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with U.S. national interests and provide value to the U.S. taxpayer," a State Department official said in a statement to reporters. "As a result of that review, at the direction of the president, we will redirect more than $200 million ... originally planned for programs in the West Bank and Gaza."
"This decision takes into account the challenges the international community faces in providing assistance in Gaza, where Hamas control endangers the lives of Gaza's citizens and degrades an already dire humanitarian and economic situation," the official added.
The funds will "now address high-priority projects elsewhere,” according to the State Department.
The State Department did not specify the exact amount of funding that would be cut.
"The announcement does not include some $65 million in frozen U.S. funding for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, which provides services to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan and Lebanon," The Associated Press reports. "However, the Trump administration is extremely skeptical of UNRWA and that money is also likely to be reprogrammed, according to officials."
Two hundred million here, two hundred million there. Pretty soon it adds up to real money.
I wouldn’t give the pigdog murder-muzzies one red cent.
200M could probably buy the Gaza Strip.
Not much there worth having unless you are a terrorist and need a place to hide.
That’s probably a small fraction of the $$ in US aid, that Arafat’s widow has stashed in her Swiss bank account over the years.
Any way he an redirect it to building the wall?
It’s a start, but that cut isn’t anywhere near big enough; CUT IT ALL.
Wow, that is so far overdue it nearly bowled me over.
Those people hate us with the white hot burning passion, and were giving them hundreds of millions of dollars. It boggles the mind
Why not cut it ALL??
Way past time.
They wouldn’t need money if the embraced Israel.
neither would I.
Give it to the IDF for advanced weapons.
They are parasites. They live off of the aid and generosity of the two countries that they despise and kill against: USA and Israel.
Trump is a businessman and expects a return on investment, unlike Obama who views the world from an affirmative action perspective. My guess there is zero return on money sent to that rat hole. Likely finds its way to BMW dealerships, Monte Carlo casinos, French real estate, Swiss Banks, art work etc.
Good. Bammy must be mad that his best friends are not getting our money to kill Jews with.
give it to Israel and have the Mossad kick it back to Homeland Security
Correction. US cuts $200M in deposits to Hamas Swiss bank accounts.
CUT IT ALL
Let their Muzzie Bros like Saudi UAE and Brennan pitch in
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