Palestinians see US cuts to aid as pressure on them
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ spokesman said Saturday that the U.S. decision to cut more than $200 million in aid is meant to force the Palestinians to abandon their claim to Jerusalem.
Nabil Abu Rdeneh said the Americans must be aware that there will be no peace without east Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state. The Palestinians were outraged by President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The Trump administration says it’s cutting aid to the Palestinians after a review of funding for projects in the West Bank and Gaza.