Decision to withhold UN funds not aimed at punishing Palestinians -US official

The US decision to withhold half of the aid it provides to Palestinians through the UN Relief and Works Agency was not aimed at punishing anyone but was due to a US desire to see reforms at the agency, the State Department said on Tuesday.


"This is not aimed at punishing" anyone, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a briefing. A US official said earlier Tuesday the United States had decided to provide $60 million in aid for Palestinians to UNRWA but would withhold $65 million "for future consideration."


פרסום ראשון: 01.16.18, 23:54