U.S. fails to cut the check for refugee agency helping Palestinians

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Lives of thousands of Palestinians sit in a more fragile state as a refugee agency reports that the U.S. did not disperse a $120 million promised payment.

The failed delivery follows a threat issued by Donald Trump and U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley that aid would be cut when Palestinians and others denounced the U.S. Administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In a brief press conference held on December 6, 2017, Trump explained that he is “delivering … a best course of action between the United States of America and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”

Also, Trump stated that the state department prepares to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

His announcement raised speculation because of his personal ties to Israel. His son-in-law Jared Kushner comes from a family that is active in Israeli hegemony.

Additionally, leaders across the world openly rejected his decision. Before Christmas, during a special emergency session, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution calling for the revocation of President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

At press time, the White House did not issue a statement on this matter.

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