Palestinian employee of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) hold a sign during a protest against a U.S. decision to cut aid, in Gaza City January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem - RC1CCE65B060

Fears of violence in the West Bank after US ends aid funding to Palestinian

There are fears of that violence will increase in the West Bank when the United States ends all aid funding to the Palestinian Authority today.

The US had provided extensive training and support for the Palestinian security services, which coordinate with Israeli authorities to prevent terrorist attacks.

But a new law allowing the Palestinian Authority to be sued in US courts for the deaths of Americans in previous attacks has forced the PA to reject all future aid.

Listen to the report from Eric Tlozek on the ABC AM program.