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Palestinians complain that Trump cutting funding to UNRWA. Say it will "starve Palestinian children." Then they buy a $50M private jet for President Abbas.

Amid funding cut fears, PA purchases $50 million private jet for Abbas — report

Illustrative: A business jet. (CC-BY-SA Wost01/ Wikimedia Commons)


THE TIMES OF ISRAEL:

Even as the Palestinian Authority faces major funding cuts from the US, it has purchased a new luxurious $50 million private jet to be used by President Mahmoud Abbas, Hadashot news reported Wednesday.

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The report, which did not provide sourcing, said the plane was set to be delivered to Amman within weeks, and will be stationed there for use by the PA chief.


Funding for the plane was said to have been provided both from the PA budget ($20 million) and from the Palestinian National Fund ($30 million).
The report comes amid deep cuts to US aid to the Palestinians, and reports that further cuts may be coming. 
When US President Donald Trump originally threatened to cut aid earlier this month, top PLO official Saeb Erekat said it would lead to starvation among Palestinian refugee children.
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