Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump about to fly a plane into a building shaped like the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The building is painted in the colors of the Palestinian flag and smoke is already rising from it.
Text on cartoon and in Facebook post: “[US President Donald] Trump’s decision to eliminate the Palestinian cause”
Text on building: “The Palestinian cause”
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US President Donald Trump's administration announced on Aug. 31, 2018 that it was immediately cutting all $360 million of annual American funding to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). Explaining the decision, the US State Department said, "The fundamental business model and fiscal practices that have marked UNRWA for years – tied to UNRWA’s endlessly and exponentially expanding community of entitled beneficiaries – is simply unsustainable and has been in crisis mode for many years. The United States will no longer commit further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation." The move came after the US froze two planned payments to UNRWA in early January 2018 for more than $100 million, and the US administration spoke about the need to reexamine and conduct a reform of the UN body. This occurred after the PA refused to negotiate with Israel and cut diplomatic ties with America following US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017.