Donald Trump plans to cut foreign aid worldwide, but increase assistance for Palestinians

April 26, 2017   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: , ,

US State Department documents obtained by Foreign Policy magazine show that while President Donald Trump intends to stick to his promise to slash foreign aid, under the budget proposals the Palestinian Territories would receive increased funding.

The Trump administration announced last month that it planned on reducing the diplomacy and foreign aid budget by 28 per cent in the next fiscal year while increasing funds for military programmes and preserving Israel’s current $3.1bn (£2.4bn) security aid package.

The leaked documents propose a cut in assistance for several countries across the world, but a 4.6 per cent rise for both the West Bank and Gaza – a total of $215m (£168m) for fiscal year 2018.

 

Read More: Donald Trump plans to cut foreign aid worldwide, but increase assistance for Palestinians | The Independent

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