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U.S. threatens to pull funding if Palestinians refuse to join peace talks

3 January 2018

President Donald Trump said in a tweet yesterday that the United States may withhold payments to Palestinians because they are no longer willing to talk peace. He said Washington gives Palestinians hundreds of millions of DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect.

Earlier in the day, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said Trump has no intention to continue funding the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees. This is unless the Palestinians come to the negotiation table to move forward on peace talks.