Abbas Angry at Trump for Cutting Funds to UNRWA and Private Plane Budget

After UNRWA Funding Cut Uproar, PA Buys $50 Million Private Jet for Abbas

The plane was reputedly paid for out of the PA budget ($20 million) and from the Palestinian National Fund ($30 million).

Despite widespread financial fear about funding and the outrage at cuts to terror-backing UNRWA funds, Hadashot news reported today that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has purchased for himself a new luxurious $50 million private jet.

The plane will be delivered to Amman within weeks, said the report, and will remain parked there for the PA chief to use at his leisure.

According to Hadashot, the plane was reputedly paid for out of the PA budget ($20 million) and from the Palestinian National Fund ($30 million).

Again, the news comes in spite of a statement published on the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) website, where PLO official Saeb Erekat claimed Trump was “threatening to starve Palestinian children in refugee camps and deny their natural rights to health and education” by threatening to halt aiding UNRWA.

“Israel’s prime minister does not have and has never had a private plane,” the Times of Israel reported.

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