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US keeps aid flowing for Palestinian security forces, for now

Despite its deep cuts in aid to Palestinians, the US has continued to offer financial support to the Palestinian security services.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Although the United States has slashed funding to the Palestinian territories, the Palestinian security services continue to receive American assistance. In a recently released report, the US State Department praises the efforts by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to prevent terrorist operations against Israel.

The report notes the PA has “continued its counterterrorism and law enforcement efforts in the West Bank, where Hamas, PIJ [Palestinian Islamic Jihad], and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine [PFLP] remained present.” It further states, “The PA Security Forces (PASF) constrained the ability of those organizations to conduct attacks, including through arrests of Hamas members planning attacks against Israelis.”

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