DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:00 P.M)- USAID to the West Bank and Gaza Strip has been completely cut.
According to Reuters, a US official has confirmed the ending of all USAID to the Palestinian Territories. The cut also includes stopping 60million dollars of funds, meant to feed Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces.
Both the PA and Hamas have condemned the move, stating that it will hurt their civilian populations.
Back in August, 2018, Washington cut all finances to UNRWA, the UN refugee agency dedicated to providing aid to Palestinian refugees.
In January, the World Food Program also cut aid to tens of thousands of Palestinians, due to lack of funding.
Since February, last year, the Gaza Strip has been in a declared state of emergency.