Trump Admin Ending UN Aid To Palestinian Refugees

GAZA CITY, THE GAZA STRIP, GAZA - 2018/08/25: Palestinian refugee kids seen playing outside their temporary home in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya.The United States cancelled more than two hundred million dollars in aid for the Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. (Photo by Mahmoud Issa/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, THE GAZA STRIP, GAZA - 2018/08/25: Palestinian refugee kids seen playing outside their temporary home in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya. The United States cancelled more than two hundred milli... GAZA CITY, THE GAZA STRIP, GAZA - 2018/08/25: Palestinian refugee kids seen playing outside their temporary home in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya. The United States cancelled more than two hundred million dollars in aid for the Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. (Photo by Mahmoud Issa/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 31, 2018 9:36 am
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The Trump administration is ending all aid to a United Nations program for Palestinian refugees, a move that experts fear will worsen the humanitarian disaster and rampant violence in Palestine, particularly in Gaza, according to a Thursday Washington Post report.

The administration reportedly plans to call for a narrowing of the definition of “refugee,” which would vastly shrink the number of Palestinians eligible for aid from 5 million to a tiny fraction of that.

These cuts, along with the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, are part of a drastic change in the United States’ Middle East policy under Trump.

Read the full report here.

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