Trump aid cuts hitting Palestinians hard, agencies warn

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Critics accuse US of using issue to force through White House-imposed peace deal, as hundreds of thousands of Palestinians suffer impact

Sweeping new US cuts in humanitarian aid to Palestinians are already hitting hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable people, amid accusations that the Trump administration is using the issue to “blackmail” Palestinians into accepting a peace deal that critics say will favour Israel.

Fears of a wholesale withdrawal of US development assistance from Palestinians were fuelled by an opaque announcement on Friday suggesting that the US intended to redirect Palestinian aid to other “higher priorities”.

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

It’s not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue…

US cuts assistance to West Bank/Gaza leaving 60 million in support for Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation. First Administration in history to provide unqualified support to Government of Israel while waging political/economic war on Palestinians. https://t.co/MNPIj0lNd9

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