Trump administration withholds funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

FOX: The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it is withholding funding for a controversial U.N. refugee agency for Palestinians — but has not cut funding to the organization completely.

The State Department confirmed Tuesday that the U.S. is withholding $65 million of a planned $125 million installment to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, which provides health care, loans and other social services to Palestinian refugees in the region.

The U.S. gives approximately $364 million to UNRWA every year — making the U.S. the biggest contributor to the organization.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert described the $65 million as “frozen and being held for future consideration.” She told reporters that the U.S. wants to see “revisions” in how UNRWA operates but would not be drawn into specifics.

Nauert added that the U.S. decided against withholding all funds as the administration wanted to be sure that schools and medical services were not shut down.  read more

12 Comments on Trump administration withholds funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

  1. Think about how much money we would have in America if we stopped all foreign aid. Why are we giving financial support to foreign governments? Especially governments that would kill Americans and oppress their own people?

  2. @Mohammed’s pink shithole – And take another step back, take a look at the Constitution, and try to find an authorization for foreign aid in the first place.

  3. Have we a good idea of what pali schools actually teach their young, especially about America???

    Just wonderin’

  4. No more Jizya or extortion.

    All our money is used to further islamic terrorism or paying families of those who murder.

    The money for medical and schools is being used for terrorism !

    STOP all funding to Palestinians, NOW.

  5. @Bob:

    This is good news , trump need to cut money from Mexico, Salvador, and the rest of the shit holes

    Yes! And furthermore, if they’re not shit-holes they don’t need our money, do they?

  6. What’s the difference between this money sent to the UN, who skims off part of it, before sending it on Palestinians, who are not US citizens, and have no right to receive tax payer money. And illegal aliens on US soil, also collecting benefits paid for by taxpayers?

    About all I see is some illegals in conus do some useful work & pay some taxes. While others commit crimes and do nothing useful. Neither group is morally entitled to money taken from US citizens.


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