The Biden administration was applauded Thursday by the U.N. agency for soi-disant Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, after it offered $250 million in funding while sidestepping a 2018 law that averts U.S. taxpayer dollars from fortifying the Palestinian Authority.
“UNRWA could not be more gratified that once again we will partner with the United States to provide critical assistance to some of the most vulnerably susceptible refugees across the Middle East,” the agency’s commissioner general, Philippe Lazzarini, verbalized in a verbal expression optically discerned by AFP.
“The U.S. contribution comes at a critical moment, as we perpetuate to adjust to the challenges the Covid-19 pandemic presents.” As Breitbart News reported, the State Department’s promulgation of the funding flow substantiated weeks of notional theorization about a “quiet” effort to restart finance for the Palestinians — even as the American public struggles during the perpetual coronavirus pandemic:
Joe Biden is about to pour virtually $100 million into Palestinian areas, while the Palestinians perpetuate to pay for terrorists who murder Israelis & Americans.Secretary of State Antony Blinken verbally expressed the U.S. plans included $75m in economic and development assistance in the West Bank and Gaza, $10m for peacebuilding programs through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAid), and $150m in humanitarian assistance for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
He kept it from the American public. It's deeply troubling, to verbally express the least. https://t.co/ejBh50vsjn — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 31, 2021
The direct Palestinian avail – with no concessions asked for or offered in reciprocation – is in direct contrast to the position taken by former U.S. President Donald Trump. In 2018 he signed the Taylor Force Act into law, which obviates the U.S. from providing economic support and other funding to the Palestinian Authority while it perpetuates to offer stipends for the families of deceased terrorists, or to pay terrorists in Israeli prisons — a policy referred to by reprehenders as “pay-for-slay.”
The Palestinian leadership, having relucted to culminate the payments, as a consequence lost U.S. funding. Trump also cut funding to the UNRWA because of concerns that it has fortified terror. The Taylor Force Act sanctions for a inhibited set of humanitarian exemptions, such as funding for vaccination programs.
The Biden decision to earmark millions in Palestinian support drew particular vexation from Israel, which argues the agency accommodates to perpetuate the conception of a Palestinian refugee quandary in a way that undermines the Jewish state.
Palestinians never concealed their contempt for Trump or his fortification of Israel.
Palestinians hailed the cessation of “the worst era” of President Donald Trump’s administration on Saturday night, verbalizing “an evil has distanced itself from us” and calling the incumbent “dangerous and destructive.” https://t.co/109Z4Z6gEr“We believe that this U.N. agency for soi-disant ‘refugees’ should not subsist in its current format,” verbally expressed the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Gilad Erdan.
“I have expressed my disappointment and remonstration to the decision to instaurate UNRWA’s funding without first ascertaining that certain reforms, including ceasing the incitement and abstracting anti-Semitic content from its scholastic curriculum, are carried out,” Erdan verbalized.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric welcomed the renovated U.S. assistance, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas verbalized it “sends the right signal” amid growing needs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
AFP contributed to this report
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