Trump Administration’s Aid Cuts to Palestine Continue

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Rabat – The US has made another cut to Palestinian aid, this time for programs supporting conflict resolution with Israelis.

An official from the US embassy confirmed the news on Sunday, September 16.

The $10 million for reconciliation initiatives involving  Palestinians, Jewish and Arab Israelis, will be redirected, according to Al Jazeera.

“As announced in August, the administration redirected more than $200 million that was originally planned for programmes in the West Bank and Gaza,” he said.

US President Donald Trump had previously cut aid this year when Palestine launched a boycott of the US peace plan after Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

This month, the US administration ordered the closure of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington, D.C.

In August, officials from the US administration also announced the cut of more than $200 million in economic aid for Palestine and all funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), pledging the aid for “high-priority projects elsewhere.”