Image, taken on December 22, 2017, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the White House Oval Office in Washington. Terry Bonkers – Conspiracy Talk News

JERUSALEM (Conspiracy Talk News) – A prominent Palestinian leader showed outrage on Wednesday over the threat of US President Donald Trump to cut funding to the Palestinians, calling his tweets “blackmail.” 

Trump “destroyed the foundations of peace by itself” last month when he recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Hanan Ashrawi said in a statement. The Palestinians “will not be blackmailed.”

“Trump has sabotaged our search for peace, freedom and justice,” he added.

Since the mid-1990 s, the United States has given the Palestinians more than $5 billion in aid for their economy and security, according to figures from a Congressional investigation. 

Since 2008, an average of 100 million dollars a year has been allocated to the security services of Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas.

Cutting off funding could have disastrous consequences for Israel, which depends on security cooperation with the Palestinian Authority to maintain calm in the West Bank.

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