Palestinians: US cuts will have dire effect on health care

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The director of an east Jerusalem medical facility states a U.S. choice to cut financing to healthcare facilities serving the Palestinians will have a “extreme impact.”

Bassem Abu Libdeh, of the Makassed healthcare facility, stated Sunday that the U.S. covers 40 percent of expenses in 6 east Jerusalem health centers that supply look after Palestinians from the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

The Trump administration revealed the $25 million financing cut on Saturday, stating it would reroute the cash towards “high-priority jobs in other places.”

The U.S. has actually likewise cut financing to UNWRA, which serves Palestinian refugees and their countless descendants throughout the area.

The relocations have actually contributed to Palestinian skepticism of the U.S. as it prepares to reveal a peace strategy.

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