Good. They should have never been handed US taxpayers money in the first place, but this is a welcome development. KGS
NOTE: Abbas should be punished for other things as well. (picture courtesy Elder of Ziyon)
Abbas is punished by $200m cut in aid from US
Congress makes Palestinians pay for seeking UN recognition
By Donald Macintyre in Jerusalem
Saturday, 1 October 2011
The United States Congress has blocked nearly $200m in aid for the Palestinians, threatening projects such as food aid, health care, and support for efforts to build a functioning state.
The decision to delay the payments runs counter to the wishes of the Obama administration and reflects Congressional anger at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s so far unrealised pursuit of Fatah-Hamas reconciliation and statehood recognition at the UN.