United States revised the decision to allocate $200 million to the Palestinians
The US President instructed the state Department to divert the funds allocated for aid to Palestine. Source Reuters in the Ministry said that more than $200 million will be spent on “priority projects in accordance with the national interests of the United States”.
This decision was taken in recognition of the challenges facing the “international community assistance in the Gaza strip, where the action Hamas threaten the lives of residents and worsen the already dire humanitarian and economic situation”.
In the Palestine liberation Organization sharply criticized the decision of the United States. “The US administration demonstrates the use of cheap blackmail as a political tool. The rights of the Palestinians not for sale” — said “RIA Novosti” the representative of the organization Hanan Ashrawi.