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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki

Palestinians say US attacks international law with UN funding cuts

CAIRO: Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki described on Tuesday President Donald Trump’s decision to halt US funding for the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA as an attack on international law. Trump’s decision has left UNRWA trying to cover a $200 million shortfall from Gulf and European donors and has further strained tensions between Washington and the Palestinian leadership. Relations have sharply deteriorated since Trump decided to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last year, reversing…