The United States cut financial aid to the Palestinian authority
The United States may eventually stop providing multimillion-dollar financial aid to the Palestinian authority. About it reports National public radio, quoting official sources.
Economic assistance in the amount of 251 million dollars were suspended in response to criticism from the Palestinian authority of the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
At the same time, Washington has frozen the transfer of three hundred million dollars to the UN Committee on Palestinian refugees.
“We sacrifice in favor of the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars annually and has paid for it by neither gratitude nor respect,” wrote trump on Twitter.
The uncertainty surrounding the unfreezing us aid, according to sources, continued till the last days of Pompeo advice of the Secretary of state and Advisor to trump on the Middle East Jared Kushner. It was finally decided to reduce to a bare minimum transfers to the Palestinians until the end of the current fiscal year.
Under embargo withdrawn funds intended for the Palestinian security forces that cooperate with Israel in security in the West Bank. 25 million dollars will be donated to hospitals in East Jerusalem, serving mostly Arab patients.