The United States has frozen  $125 million in aid to the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency over Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s refusal to enter US-led peace talks with Israel, Channel 10 reported Friday.
According to the report, the funding was meant to be transferred by January 1, but was being held up because the White House is furious over the Palestinians’ reaction to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last month. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has broken off all contact with the Trump administration.
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In addition, the TV report said, US officials have informed the United Nations that the Trump administration is weighing slashing a total of $180 million in aid to the refugee agency, according to the television report. This sum, …