Trump administration cuts $200 million of Palestinian aid


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The Trump administration today announced an additional $200 million cut of Palestinian aid.

“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,” the department said. “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 notice said, without providing additional details.

As long as the terrorist leadership in Gaza and the West Bank refuse to accept the right of Israel to exist, they simply do not deserve any American aid. This is a reasonable position, and it is also one that follows laws that Congress itself has passed.

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4 comments

  • Col Beausabre

    We shouldn’t pay them a penny – they’re still paying pensions to suicide bombers, etc, And forget funding UNRWA too. – if you haven’t solved “the Palestinian refugee crisis” in SEVENTY YEARS (!) you never will, so it’s time to stop getting money from US taxpayers – if we’re gonna waste my money, then I’ll happily fund SLS and FLOP-G. At least the money will create American jobs

  • Will the Administration also be cutting aid to California?

  • Phill O

    In the words of Steven Harper to the UN; “History has shown that whoever goes against Israel, the whole world eventually has to deal with them.”

    Way to go Trump! He has his faults, but strong leadership is not one!

  • commodude

    The Palestinian “refugee crisis” is a manufactured “crisis” caused by the Arab countries not wanting the “Palestinians” in their countries ….might have something to do with the attempted takeover of Jordan in the 1960s, using tactics which would look much like those used by ISIS in the present day.

    Combine that with the PR value in having a manufactured underdog to trot out to the world press constantly as their oppressed “arab” brothers, you have a well played manufactured crisis.

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