U.S. chops $65 million in aid to Palestinians


The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is withholding $65 million for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency that supports them make major reforms.

The State Department notified the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, UNWRA, that any additional U.S. donations will depend on changes in how the agency operates and is funded.

The State Department said, however, it was releasing the rest of the installment, $60 million, to ensure the agency won’t run out of cash by the end of the month and be forced to shut down.

In 2016, the U.S. donated $355 million to UNWRA.

The curb in funding comes after President


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