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President Donald Trump ordered the Department of State to cut over $200 million in United States aid to
the Palestinian Authority, according to Breitbart.
The U.S. slashing hundreds of millions of dollars is a very big deal, and sends a message
to the world that if anyone wants to receive aid from the U.S., they must be aligned with the U.S. and America’s values.
The announcement on Friday is in response to Trump ordering the State Department
to perform an examination of all U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority.
The Trump administration has publicly voiced concerns about Palestine‘s continued efforts to support
terror groups in the region.
President Trump has also made clear several times that he doesn’t want U.S. aide going to
any group that apparently only seeks to further exacerbate tensions in the area, a concern shared by many Americans.
A State Department official said the administration is seeking to ensure the hundred millions of dollars from American
taxpayers are being spent wisely.
“As a result of that review, at the direction of the president, we will redirect
more than $200 million in [fiscal year 2017] economic support funds originally planned for programs in the West Bank and Gaza.
Those funds will now address high-priority projects elsewhere,” the official said.
Palestine has been linked to supporting Hamas for years, a terror group that largely attacks Israel,
America’s strongest ally in the Middle East.
The official reported Hamas has been using funds and resources from Palestine to gain more territory around Israel.
The terror group has also been using funds from Palestine — which likely came from the aid given by
the U.S. — to launch attacks against Israel and its citizens.
The official added that the U.S cutting the $200 million in aide “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.”
Trump warned Palestine in January that the U.S. would no longer send them aid if they did not stop funding the terror group.
As previously reported by Conservative Daily Post, Trump made it clear to Palestine that he will
withhold every cent the U.S. sends them if they didn’t stop supporting and working with terrorists and begin engaging
in fair peace talks with Israel.
The President knows the history, and how Israel has agreed to a two-state solution at least six times… actually more.
A few weeks prior to that, Trump tweeted that Palestine hasn’t been making an effort
to find a peaceful resolution with Israel.
While the previous administration apparently had no issue giving Palestine hundreds of millions of dollars from U.S.
taxpayers while they were funding chaos and uprisings from jihadists,
Trump has made it clear that he stands with Israel and will not continue sending money to those who support terror.
Trump warned them earlier this year, and now he just followed through on his promise.
Courtesy by Martin Walsh
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