Aid recipient to U.S.: Keep your money

Israeli police run during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians at the Temple Mount

When the United Nations condemned President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the U.S. responded by cutting $285 million of its funding for the international organization.

Now, the Palestinian Authority, amid the international community’s belligerence over Trump’s decision to allow a 20-year old law to take effect, is suggesting the U.S. should just keep the $600 million it contributes annually to the Palestinians.

“You aid us for your interest, and out of your interests and calculations. So stop this aid,” declared Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the adviser to PA leader Mahmoud Abbas on religious and Islamic affairs.

Habbash, a Shariah judge, was speaking on official Palestinian Authority television.

“Yesterday you saw, brothers, how the world (the U.N.) returned a slap to American President (Trump), how the entire world that the American president had threatened, stuck its tongue out at him and said:

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