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Trump administration requests no taxpayer assistance to West Bank, Gaza

In the past few years, the administration has cut off U.S. assistance to the Palestinians through enacting measures such as the Taylor Force Act and the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act.

Head of Palestinian national security forces in Hebron Brig. Gen. Hazem Abu Hanood and head of the Palestinian police Brig. Gen. Ahmad Abu Rob talk to residents during a visit to the Old City in Hebron on July 31, 2018. Photo by Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90.
Head of Palestinian national security forces in Hebron Brig. Gen. Hazem Abu Hanood and head of the Palestinian police Brig. Gen. Ahmad Abu Rob talk to residents during a visit to the Old City in Hebron on July 31, 2018. Photo by Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90.

The Trump administration requested in its 2020 budget proposal, released on Monday, that the United States continue not to give any taxpayer assistance to the West Bank and Gaza.

In the past few years, the administration has cut off U.S. assistance to the Palestinians through enacting measures such as the Taylor Force Act and the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act.

The United States cut funding to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, or UNRWA, in August.

The administration requested that American assistance to Israel remain at $3.3 billion.

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