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The United States Redirects Over $200 Million Funds Originally Meant for Palestinians

  • Reports say that the US President Donald Trump has ordered redirection of funds over $200 million elsewhere that were originally were directed as economic aid to Palestinians living in Gaza and West Bank. State Department officials reportedly said that the decision was taken after a review so that the funds are spent in accordance with the national interests of the USA. The decision is a double whammy for Palestinians as this reallocation of the fund comes after the United States withheld another amount of $65 million from the UN relief agency, meant for Palestine. United Nations Relief and Works Agency, as well as Palestine, has warned that cutting up of funds will make lives of people living in Gaza and West Bank more difficult.