The United States is going to stop all kinds of financial assistance for the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency. The matter is being carefully monitored, said the country.
The US Department of State has said that the United Nations Department of the Palestinian refugee agency United Nations Relief and Programming Organization (UNRWA) is “unreasonable defective”, according to BBC News. US spokesman Heather Norrett said that the US administration is watching the matter ‘carefully’ and they will not make any contribution to the UNRWA.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesman Nabil Abu Rudinina commented that this incident was a “hit” on the people of his country. He told Reuters he would not be able to change the reality by such punishment that there is no other role in the region and that it is not part of any solution. The decision has also shown a disregard for the UN’s resolution.
Earlier on August 25, the BBC reported that the United States has cut more than 200 million US dollars for the Palestinian people living in Gaza and the West Bank. Earlier, in January, the United States government reduced UNIDWA aid to Palestinian refugees.