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Palestinian School And Sewage Projects Unfinished As U.S. Cuts Final Bit Of Aid

The White House has blocked efforts to finish U.S.-funded infrastructure projects in the West Bank and Gaza before a Feb. 1 aid cutoff date.
A father and his daughter cross a street under renovations as part of a U.S. aid grant in the village of al-Badhan, north of Nablus in Israeli occupied West Bank in August 2018. Source: Jaafar Ashtiyeh

The White House has blocked an emergency effort to finish major U.S.-funded school, water and sewage projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to documents reviewed by NPR.

It is the latest of a series of moves by the Trump administration to shut down U.S. aid to Palestinians, which is scheduled to end Feb 1.

In the West Bank, a nearly complete multimillion-dollar sewage network in Jericho will have to be buried under asphalt and abandoned, and a $1.4 million school facility under construction in the Bethlehem area will be

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