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Trump threatens to cut off US aid to Palestinians
Washington, Jan.3 (Petra)-- U.S President Donald Trump threatened to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority, which amounts to more than $ 300 million yearly.

Trump said on Twitter that" We pay the Palestinians hundreds f millions of Dollars a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel.

In response to Trump's declaration, Executive Committee member of the Palestine Liberation Organization ( PLO), Hanan Ashrawi said Wednesday "we will not be blackmailed." "President Trump has sabotaged our search for peace, freedom and justice. Now he dares to blame the Palestinians for the consequences of his own irresponsible actions," she added in a statement.

According to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) figures, US aid to the Palestinian Authority stood at about $319 million through its agency, as well as around $304 million to UN programs in the Palestinian territories, but Trump did not specify what aid he was referring to in his decision .

3/1/2018 - 11:21:28 AM

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