US State Dept: Hamas’ control of Gaza is why we’re reallocating $200m in aid

Trump cuts more than $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians
by David Brunnstrom
August 24, 2018

The United States is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department said on Friday, amid a deteriorating relationship with the Palestinian leadership. A senior State Department official said without elaborating that the funds, originally planned for programs in the West Bank and Gaza, would address “high-priority projects elsewhere.”…The announcement came at a time when the Palestinian leadership has angered the White House by boycotting its peace efforts since President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the embassy there, reversing decades of U.S. policy. READ MORE

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