US To Cut More Than $200M In Palestinian Aid

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The U.S. will cut more than $200 million in economic aid for Palestinians and direct the money toward other projects, the State Department announced on Friday.

In a statement, a senior State Department official said the administration is redirecting funds “originally planned for programs in the West Bank and Gaza” toward “high-priority projects elsewhere.”

The official said the decision was made “at the direction of President Trump” to ensure aid money is spent “in accordance with U.S. national interests and [will] provide value to the U.S. taxpayer.”

 

Read more at The Hill.

{Matzav.com}

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