U.S. Cuts More Than $200 Million In Aid To Palestinians

The State Department announced the Trump administration's decision to cut assistance to Palestinians on Friday. It said the money will now be redirected to "high-priority projects elsewhere."
Two Palestinian girls walk in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip in 2017. Source: Mohammed Abed

The Trump administration announced Friday that it has cut nearly all the money the U.S. had planned to spend on aid projects for the Palestinians this year —including money to address a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

Administration officials repeatedly state that the U.S. has given more development aid money to help the Palestinian people over the years than has any other country.

But on Friday, the State Department said money to be spent

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