US broke Trump-era funding freeze to Palestinians, PA reveal

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The United States broke a years-long freeze on financial aid to the Palestinian Authority with a 32.2 million shekel ($10.2 million) payment to the PA in October, statistics released by the Palestinian Ministry of Finance on Monday revealed. The payment came amid an ongoing financial crisis described by Palestinian officials as the worst in the PA’s history. The US had stopped all financial aid to the PA in the first quarter of 2017 under the Trump administration, which also cut all funds to UNRWA, the UN agency for relief to Palestinian refugees. “Not much of an impact” Earlier in October, th…

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