United States cut off funding for UN agency providing aid to Palestinians. Why?

Do we really believe the States’ claim that a United Nations agency is “irredeemably flawed”?

Isn’t it just the next step in Donald Trump’s campaign of support for the racist, apartheid goverment in Israel?

He has already given official recognition to that government’s decision to name Jerusalem as its capital, angering Palestinians who have claimed the eastern part of the same city as their own capital.

And he has cut $200 million in aid for Gaza and the West Bank.

Washington has said UNRWA can have the money back if it makes reforms – but it has not said what those reforms should be, so it is a meaningless gesture.

Meanwhile, the plight of the Palestinians worsens every day – while the States, and the rest of the international community, look the other way.

Palestinians have condemned the US decision to halt funding to a UN agency that helps educate, feed and provide healthcare for more than 5 million Palestinian refugees across several countries as a “flagrant assault” on their rights.

The US state department said… that it would no longer support the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which operates in the occupied territories as well as Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. It described the organisation as “irredeemably flawed”.

The announcement sparked anger and concern, even though it had been widely anticipated. Critics see the move as part of a concerted plan to undermine core Palestinian demands in peace negotiations and say it could further destabilise the Middle East.

Source: Palestinian anger over US decision to end funding for UN agency | World news | The Guardian

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5 thoughts on “United States cut off funding for UN agency providing aid to Palestinians. Why?

  1. Simon Cohen

    I suspect this is all part of Trump’s courting of the US evangelical Right Wing, who are staunch supporters of Israel and want to trigger Armageddon so as to hasten the’ ‘Rapture’ defined as:

    ‘The rapture is an eschatological term used by certain Christians, particularly within branches of American evangelicalism, referring to a purported end time event when all Christian believers – living and dead – will rise into the sky and join Christ.(Wiki)

    They vote for Trump and regard him as a sinner being used for Divine purposes.

    Crazy but True!

  2. Zippi

    “Washington has said UNRWA can have the money back if it makes reforms.” Either the organisation is “irredeemably flawed,” or it isn’t. Surely, if it is “irredeemably flawed,” it cannot make reforms.

  3. John.

    Simon, that’s one idea that helps to explain the US sponsorship of the abomination..

    A far more likely scenario, politically and pragmatically is that Zionists control US foreign policy and budgets in the region and that the ongoing eradication of Palestine and theft of all that it once was, and beyond, is top of their agenda.

    With an islamophobic racist buffoon like Trump in charge and much of the US congress on the Zionist payroll the cult now see a golden, once in a life time opportunity to further empower their murderous colonial supremacist ideals and take their cherished greater Israel project a step forward.

  4. nmac064

    One of the biggest recipients of US aid is Israel. Without US support this artificially created State would not survive in its current form.

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