On Tuesday, the Trump Administration confirmed earlier reports that it would withhold $65 million from the anti-Israel U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
AP reported on Sunday that the plan to withhold some of the money was supported by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis. The U.S. donated $355 million in 2016 to UNRWA and was scheduled to make a similar contribution this year.
On January 2, President Trump made it clear he was tired of funding the Palestinians when they had no desire for peace with Israel:
The Daily Wire pointed out at the end of December:
As PJ Media noted, the United Nations UNRWA’s funds help to train terrorists for ISIS: “Kids as young as seven are calling for the killing of Jews and are pledging their allegiance to ISIS in schools run by the UN. The documentary ‘The UNRWA Road to Terror: Palestinian Classroom Incitement,’ shows a clip of a Palestinian child who is a 13-year-old student at one of the schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency chanting ‘With Allah’s help I will fight for ISIS, the Islamic State.’”
In addition, UNRWA has featured “Nazi-like cartoons shared on social media by its staff and promoting terrorist-supporting flotillas and violence against Israel. UNRWA has also allowed Hamas — officially designated as a terrorist organization by both the U.S. and Canada — to use its facilities and has employed its members as staff.”