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US and other Countries Drastically Cutting Aid to PA

More and more countries are turning their backs on the PA and cutting funding over their support of terrorism and incitement. 

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) actions of supporting and promoting terrorism against Israel have finally caught up with it, and the US has completely cut its direct support to the PA in 2016 over its belligerent conduct.

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah stated earlier this month that the US has completely stopped funding the PA’s general budget. “2016 is about to end, no shekel or agora, or dinar or dollar has been paid,” he said in an interview with the Voice of Palestine Radio, according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

Hamdallah’s remark corroborates a statement made by US Assistant Secretary of State Anne Patterson in April. At a hearing with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Congress following the release of PMW’s report, titled “The PA’s Billion Dollar Fraud,” Patterson was challenged by committee chairman Ed Royce as to why the US was funding the PA, given documentation that the PA was still paying salaries to terrorist prisoners.

“None of our money goes to this [salaries to prisoners]. It’s not fungible in that respect. Our money goes essentially to pay PA debts to Israel and to other creditors,” Patterson told the committee.

Many other countries have likewise cut off funding to the PA, totaling a loss of 62% – 70%, according to PA government ministers.

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