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US 300 million in cuts, almost $in aid for Palestinian refugees

A Palestinian refugee leaves the United Nations food distribution center after receiving help in the Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza city in January.

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The Trump administration announced Friday that it is cutting almost $300 million in funding planned for a special organisation of the United Nations supported the Palestinian refugees after the operation “irredeemably flawed.”

The State Department said in a statement, after the contribution of $ 60 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East in January, “the United States were no longer willing to shoulder quite a disproportionately large share.”

The USA a couple of $364 million per year to the Agency, health care, loans, and other social services to the Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, the Gaza strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. The US, which supplies almost 30 percent of the total budget, is the largest contributor to the organization.

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President Trump has become intensifying for a long time for the other Nations, and collectively, the “burden of cost”, and while efforts have been taken to resolve the issue, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that “the entire international response has not been sufficient.”

To mobilize “beyond the budget gap and failure to provide adequate and appropriate burden-sharing, the basic business model and tax practices, which have marked, the UNRWA for years – tied to the UNRWA community of beneficiaries is infinite and exponentially-growing entitled – is simply not sustainable and was said to be in crisis mode for many years,” Nauert.

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“The United States will not commit additional funds for this irredeemably faulty operation.”

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UNRWA. in the Wake of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, for dealing with the displaced Palestinians, but is a frequent target of Israel, claiming that it perpetuates a “right to return”, which rejects Israel Trump is no longer vowed early on in his presidency that the United States represented Finance agencies and countries that do not support their interests.

The State Department said it will continue the dialogue with the U. N. about new approaches.

“Palestinians, wherever they live, they deserve better than an endless crisis-driven service-provisioning model. You deserve to be able to plan for the future.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Ben Evansky contributed to this report.


Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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