Roughly one third of the UK’s annual aid budget to the Palestinianswas frozen by the Department for International Development (DfID) after it emerged the Palestinian Authority was using the money to support terrorism despite assurances it would stop doing so.
The British government suspended the $30 million in aid it sends directly to the P.A. but will continue to fund the various other charities and agencies it supports in the disputed territories.
DfID expects to restart payments next year after an investigation which will hopefully prevent the money from being sent to terrorists.
“We are not stopping for the Palestinian Authority overall, just delaying it to a date when we know our money won’t be going to people who do nothing in return for it,” a source at DfID told The Sun.
The Palestinian Authority has long continued a practice of paying full salaries to those who murdered Israeli civilians. Despite promising to cease using aid money from countries like the UK to pay those salaries, an investigation by The Mail on Sunday in March found the P.A. was funding terrorism, just through a more convoluted paper trail...
Sunday, October 9, 2016
UK Suspends $30 Million in Aid to Palestinian Authority due to its support for terrorism
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"just delaying it to a date when we know our money won’t be going to people who do nothing in return for it"
That should make it as temporary as income tax.
Regardless, I am sure that Justin Trudeau will be happy to make up the difference with the proceeds from Canadian taxpayers.
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