Trudeau sends $25 million to agency for Palestinian refugees with ties to Hamas

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Just after the Trump administration officially opened the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, we have to remind you of this story from 2016.

Justin Trudeau condemns the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, he’s also sending $25 million to a UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees that was cut off by the previous Conservative government for alleged ties to Hamas.

(CBC November 2016) Bibeau says $20 million will go support education, health and social services for millions of vulnerable Palestinian refugees, as well as urgent humanitarian assistance.

An additional $5 million is being provided in response to the agency’s appeal for help for those impacted by the crisis in Syria and its environs.

“I’m horrified,” said Conservative foreign affairs critic Peter Kent, who said there is ample proof that “massive amounts” of UN aid have been redirected to support Palistinian military efforts against Israel.

“We have abundant evidence that UNRWA is part of the problem.”

The government says the money will be accompanied by “enhanced due diligence,” including a “very robust oversight and reporting framework” that includes regular site visits and anti-terrorism provisions.

This is just a reminder post.