US halts funding for UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, speaks to journalists in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 1, 2018 - Palestinians reacted angrily today to a US decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists millions of refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the American administration was invalidating future peace talks by "preempting, prejudging issues reserved for permanent status" negotiations. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: AFP_18R7TL

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Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, speaks to journalists in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sept. 1, 2018.  Palestinians reacted angrily to a U.S. decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists millions of refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the American administration was invalidating future peace talks by “preempting, prejudging issues reserved for permanent status” negotiations.

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