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Trump freezes aid to Palestinian Authority because they fund terrorists: report

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (RT/YouTube)
June 26, 2018
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President Trump and United States have frozen funding to aid the Palestinian Authority over terror funding, according to recent reports.

A White House official and Senate aide confirmed to i24 News in Israel that the U.S. has frozen its funding to the PA. Another official said funds stopped being transferred at the end of May.

The United States has frozen the funds as part of the Taylor Force Act, legislation that seeks to stop American economic aid to the PA until it ceases to pay stipends funneled through government channels to those who commit acts of terrorism and to the families of deceased terrorists.

The i24 news outlet also reported that some Palestinian programs are now on hold, and that the West Bank and Gaza office of USAID – which provides funding for foreign development projects – hasn’t yet received a budget for the coming year.

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