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U.S. Freezes More Than Half Of Aid To U.N. Agency For Palestinian Refugees

The funding freeze comes weeks after the U.S. was soundly rejected in its attempts to block a resolution in the U.N. that called for countries not to move their embassies to Jerusalem.
The U.S. says it's sending money to sustain schools and health services for Palestinian refugee. In this 2016 photo, schoolgirls dance at a summer camp organized at a U.N. Relief and Works Agency school in Gaza City. Source: Mahmud Hams

The State Department is withholding $65 million it planned to send to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, calling for reforms and for other nations to step up their support — especially those that criticize the Trump administration's positions regarding Palestinians and Israel.

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