Israeli military to reopen probe into death of paraplegic Palestinian

US suspends $125mn UNRWA payment – report

Gaza's two million residents have been subjected to a decade-long blockade by Israel.

The Middle East is a region that is used to diplo-speak.

Many Israeli officials have lobbied the U.S.to stop payment because UNRWA is influenced by Hamas. President Trump, though, is changing that, and it is causing confusion.

The IS video begins with a clip of U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement last month that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But after these latest tweets, Israeli officials had a different take. "All dedicated in large part to the destruction of Israel".

The unnamed official was responding to threats made by Trump on Tuesday to cut us aid to the Palestinian Authority since it is "no longer willing to talk peace".

Speaking with Sputnik Radio's Loud & Clear about Trump's threat to axe funding to the Palestinians, cofounder of The Electronic Intifada, Ali Abumimah, said it would be important to determine whether the funding cuts would hit UNRWA or the Palestinian Authority.

Under the previous Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, the status of Jerusalem should be determined through the final-status talk between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated support for U.S. plans to cut funds for United Nations refugees agency UNRWA.

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US aid accounts for 40 percent of the budget for the U.N.'s Relief and Works Agency (for Palestinian refugees only) better known as UNRWA. "I am talking about the Palestinian Authority's official media outlets; their official schools; their official camps".

On Sunday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that the Central Council would soon convene an emergency meeting to discuss "crucial issues" related to Jerusalem.

"Both of these ideas can not be true at the same time", he said of the December remarks that Jerusalem's boundaries are up for negotiation and this month's tweet that Jerusalem is off the table.

While Israel took over East Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 war and declared the whole city as its eternal indivisible capital in 1980, it has not been recognized by the worldwide community.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza on Friday called on the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) to withdraw its recognition of Israel. Palestinian officials and other leaders in the Arab and Muslim worlds have said that the move essentially disqualified the USA from brokering peace talks in the region.

But Tamara Cofman Wittes of the Brookings Institution says the "carefully drafted staff verbiage can not hold up against the assault of the president's impulsive announcements". "They openly incite violence, incite terrorism", Klein said.

"Even when mitigated or tempered by post facto staff work", she says, "these pronouncements tend to hold up in one form or another".

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