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Fri Aug 24, 2018, 04:39 PM

United States cuts aid to Palestinians

Source: Axios



Barak Ravid of Israel's Channel 10 news 40 mins ago

After months of review by the State Department and the White House, President Trump has decided to cut $200 million in civilian aid to the Palestinian Authority and for projects in the West Bank and Gaza, the State Department said in a statement.

Why it matters: The decision comes 9 months after President Trump's Jerusalem announcement, which prompted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to cut all ties with the White House. Those two developments created huge difficulties for the Trump administration to push forward with it's peace plan, which the White House is still debating when to launch. The aid cut also comes as Egypt and the U.N. are working on a stabilization deal for Gaza which will include a major push for humanitarian aid and reconstruction for the strip.


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The details: The statement said the funds will now address high-priority projects elsewhere, and explained, "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."

State Department officials said the U.S. did provided a combined $61 million in funding for Palestinian security services in the West Bank. The officials added that providing assistance to the East Jerusalem Hospital Network is still under review, and a decision needs to be made soon about the funding to UNRWA.

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DonViejo Aug 2018 OP
Eliot Rosewater Aug 2018 #1
guillaumeb Aug 2018 #2
Me. Aug 2018 #3
sandensea Aug 2018 #6
Me. Aug 2018 #10
sinkingfeeling Aug 2018 #4
Yupster Aug 2018 #11
sinkingfeeling Aug 2018 #13
Spartacus101 Aug 2018 #5
demsocialist Aug 2018 #7
onecaliberal Aug 2018 #8
Auggie Aug 2018 #9
sinkingfeeling Aug 2018 #14
Cold War Spook Aug 2018 #12

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 04:40 PM

1. I cant get any angrier, I cant WANT to slap people more than I do.

I need others to feel this way

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 04:42 PM

2. No surprise at all.

Simply carrying on a 70 year tradition.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 04:46 PM

3. So That's Jared's Peace Plan

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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 05:05 PM

6. Spoon-fed to him by Bibi.

Along with millions of dollars.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 05:47 PM

10. Precisely

I wish someone would flip on him ....today

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 04:57 PM

4. This is the next step in killing all those in Gaza.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 07:03 PM

11. With a population of 1.8 million

and one of the highest fertility rates in the world, Gaza has a problem with uncontrolled population growth, not running out of people.

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Response to Yupster (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 08:02 PM

13. Starvation doesn't care about fertility rates. Gaza is a prison for

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 04:57 PM

5. What King Bebe Wants...

 

...King Bebe gets.

How many charges of corruption has this guy evaded? 55, I think...no wonder he and Orange Tiberius get along so well.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 05:14 PM

7. Inhumane

I want to throw up.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 05:30 PM

8. This is a fucking disgrace

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 05:35 PM

9. +1

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 08:03 PM

14. +1000

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 07:09 PM

12. What might work,

 

evacuate all people that are in Jerusalem and then bomb it with enough nukes that it will keep people off the rubble for 5,000 years.

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