Donald Trump cuts more than $200m in aid to Palestinians

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In January, the US had already made drastic cuts to its contribution to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees

The United States said on Friday it had cancelled more than $200m in aid for the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, leading their ambassador to accuse Donald Trump’s administration of being “anti-peace.”

A senior State Department official said the decision, made “at the direction of the president,” came after a review of aid programs to the Palestinian territories.

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