| ||Haley: US ready to end all UNRWA funding, scrap Palestinian ‘right of return’
| ||AP - Cliff Owen
“The Palestinians continue to bash America,” but “they have their hand out wanting UNRWA money,” Haley said.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, in an address at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies summit in Washington on Tuesday, said the Trump administration is seeking ways to scrap the Palestinian “right of return” and to end all funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).
“The countries we give money to – do they believe what we believe?” she asked rhetorically.
“If they’re shouting ‘Death to America,’ why would we give them money?”
“The Palestinians continue to bash America…this is the government, not the people,” but “they have their hand out wanting UNRWA money,” she said.
UNRWA can stay there, and we can be a donor if they reform.”
The Palestinians reacted with fury, accusing the US of bullying.