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U.S. Will No Longer Fund Peace-Building Programs For Palestinians

The U.S. has cut hundreds of millions of dollars for Palestinians, to pressure Palestinian leaders to work with the U.S. on peace efforts.
Special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) meet in Ramallah, West Bank on May 25, 2017. Source: Anadolu Agency

The Trump administration has confirmed it will no longer fund peace-building programs for Palestinians and Israelis — including an interfaith youth program and a project for children with disabilities.

It's the latest in a series of announcements of the U.S. cutting hundreds of millions of dollars for Palestinians, with the aim of pressuring

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