US Cuts All Funding for UN Agency That Helps Palestinian Refugees – Astute News
Many Palestinians, however, say the US is cutting the aid to pressure them into going along with the Trump administration’s so-called “deal of the century” peace plan, and to strip the majority of Palestinians of their refugee status, erasing the issue of the right of return altogether.
Earlier this week, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said:
“We will be a donor if it [UNRWA] reforms what it does … if they actually change the number of refugees to accurate account, we will look back at partnering them.”
One former US Agency for International Development official told Foreign Policy, which first reported the story earlier this week, that the US decision to cut all funds was “dangerous”.
“An immediate and capricious cut off of UNRWA funding … risks collapsing the Palestinian Authority, empowering Hamas, and shifting the responsibility of health, education, and ultimately security services to the Israelis,” Dave Harden was quoted as saying.
This is all about holding Palestinians hostage, erasing Palestinians rights to ‘return’ entirely, and either starving them all to death, or deporting them all out, so Israel can have the entire nation that it occupies.