A senior Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, has accused the United States of trying to topple the autonomous government of President Mahmoud Abbas by cutting off US foreign aid and dismantling the United Nations’ aid agency for Palestinian refugees.
The United States has frozen its aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The move comes after Congress passed the Taylor Force Act, which aimed to force the PA to terminate its “pay-for-slay” policies of paying stipends to convicted terrorists in Israeli jails and to the families of dead terrorists.
Since Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Palestinians have refused to return to the negotiating table with Israel.
Western countries must follow the Trump government and cut all foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and UNRWA (the UN agency in Gaza).