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Trump Cuts All Funding For UNRWA

Trump Cuts All Funding For UNRWA

In spite of the feud with Abbas and the Palestinian Authority, there is none with Hamas, the Us has still been funding the UN’s UNRWA to the tune of $350 million a year, in addition they have paid out hundreds of millions outside of the UN to aid in funding for the different organizations dealing with the Arabs there.

Trump had warned repeatedly that if the Palestinian Authority, or Fatah, did not halt funding not only terrorism with the funds we are supplying but were paying out martyr funds to families of people killed in these attacks, attacks many times that have taken the life of American Citizens, all funding would be halted.

Abbas has said time after time that the US has no right to interfere with their domestic agenda, that saying they can’t use our money to fund such terrorism is not our right to call out, and he may be right, but it is our money, so if you don’t wish to comply to get it, then Trump is right, it was time to cut all of this off.

Palestinian leaders have harshly condemned the US moves, accusing US President Donald Trump’s administration of seeking to “liquidate” their cause.

Trump’s recognition of the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December had already led Palestinian leaders to cut off contact with the White House. Of course, as for their historical connection to the city, you never get an answer, only attacks because they feel to question it is somehow anti-Islamic, as I found out with an article I wrote over their claim to the city.

The aid cuts have led to concerns over the future of the UN agency that provides services to Palestinian refugees and their descendants, with some five million people eligible.

The fact that when asked, the Palestinians, nor anyone else for that matter can show one shred of historical documentation as towards their history prior to 1900, not one census mentions them, there are not one documented eyewitness accounts, in fact, to date there has never been one archaeological find that supports the narrative they are showing, this was all explained in the article PALESTINIANS: WHAT IS FACT, WHAT IS FICTION, while there has been much uproar over the article, even death threats, for some odd reason there has yet to be one shred of evidence brought forward to counter what is presented.

The claims of stolen land, while there are many claims, as is shown in the 3-part article ‘DID ISRAEL STEAL THE ANCESTRAL HOME OF THE PALESTINIANS?’the claims, while grand, lack completely in historical facts to back up the claims. Instead what we have is continuous victimhood over conflicts they started, looks like finally, the American leadership has had enough. 

Israel’s reaction to this was swift, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday lauded the US decision to halt funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, arguing the body perpetuates the problem instead of solving it.

The issue of Palestinian refugees has long been a major sticking point in peace efforts.

More than 750,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled during the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation.

They and their descendants are now classified as refugees who fall under UNRWA’s remit.

Palestinian leaders continue to call for at least some of them to be allowed to return to their former homes now inside Israel under any peace deal, at the same time Abbas and the Arab leadership there demands the right in any deal to be Jew-free. What you really have is a move by Arab leadership there not for the return of Arabs, if they were so concerned about that, then why is it when Israel offered to take in Syrian Palestinian Arab refugees if Abbas would agree to take them in, would give aid to help them, Abbas refused to allow one in?

Abbas is great at lip service, could care less about the refugees other than being used as a pawn, then the only reason they demand to have them back is not to aid them, rather upset the demographics of Israel.

Good for you Trump, you have done what other presidents have promised, sadly none of them fulfilled their promises, most caving into world pressure. It is our money, as such, we have a right not only to decide whom we give it to but how it is spent, now maybe the rest of the world will take notice, a new way of doing things is going on in Washington.

Abbas’s reaction is to say he is going to appeal to the UN to demand that we are forced to give this aid, personally in encouraging him to try this route, will find out that the UN has no right to demand this, the US would just veto such a demand.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the business model and fiscal practices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) made it an “irredeemably flawed operation.”

“The administration has carefully reviewed the issue and determined that the United States will not make additional contributions to UNRWA,” she said in a statement.

Nauert said the agency’s “endlessly and exponentially expanding community of entitled beneficiaries is simply unsustainable and has been in crisis mode for many years.”

Maybe now the Arabs can learn from Israel what they did, while the 400,000 Arabs fled from what then was Israel after they had reclaimed their status as a nation, the Arabs threw these people in camps, even the Arabs admit to this:

The Arab armies entered Palestine to protect the Palestinians from the Zionist tyranny but, instead they abandoned them, forced them to emigrate and to leave their homeland, imposed upon them a political and ideological blockade and threw them  into prisons similar to the ghettos in which the Jews used to live in eastern Europe, as if we were condemned to change places with them. The Arab states succeeded in scattering the Palestinians and in destroying their unity.”
abu-Mazen (Falastin el-Th’ora, Beirut, March 1976)

Secretary-General of the Arab League, Azzam Pasha, agreed that Arab leadership encouraged Palestinians to temporarily leave their homes:
It was promised that conquering Palestine would be a military picnic, our advice to the Palestinians was to temporarily leave their homes.” (Al-Huda, Lebanon June 5th, 1951).

Syrian Prime Minister, Khalid Al-Azam (in his book Memories, 1973) laments and writes:
We brought disaster on the refugees when we urged them to abandon their homes.

After this the Arabs expelled from their lands Jews who had lived peacefully with them for almost 2,000 years, ethnically cleansed almost 1 million Jews, the ones that couldn’t leave they slaughtered them. The Jews did not demand the UN pay to put these people into refugee camps, they made them part of their nation, took in what was a quick doubling of people, these very people now contribute very much to the fabric of Israeli society.

Maybe the Arabs can learn from this too, but regardless, their refusal to do this, it’s not our problem, nor should the US be obligated to continue to fund this.

Once more we see what is so popular there, the Arabs start a conflict, then when they lose, they play the victim card.


About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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