Palestine Just Told Trump To Go F*ck Himself After Tweet

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Leave it to President Trump to violate both sides of a conflict, while claiming he wants to negotiate peace. Withdrawing the financing could weaken Palestinian direction and cause a catastrophic humanitarian catastrophe, which neither Palestine nor Israel want. Palestinians also feel that Trump’s threats amount to an effort to blackmail them into doing exactly what Trump wants.

Yesterday, President Trump tweeted that “we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect…We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?”

The funding Trump refers to comes from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides relief to Palestinian refugees. America provides about 40% of UNRWA’s budget, which equates to a $360 million U.S. contribution this past year. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has followed Trump’s lead and threatened to reduce funding to UNWRA in order to bring Palestinians back to the bargaining table. It’s important to note that UNRWA money is used for vital humanitarian purposes, such as health clinics, colleges, and sanitation. According to the Washington Post:

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