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Germany is preparing a "substantial" increase in its contributions to the cash-strapped UN agency for Palestinian refugees amid reports that the United States plans to withhold a large share of its funding, according to a letter seen by dpa.

The Trump administration is also reportedly planning on taking issue with how funds are spent by the UN Relief and Works Agency, as well as the number of Palestinians who have access to that money.

The Palestinian leadership has angered the White House by boycotting its peace efforts since President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moved the embassy there in a reversal of decades of US policy. Several countries, including Jordan, Egypt, Sweden, Qatar, and the UAE have shown leadership in addressing this problem, but the overall global response has not been sufficient.

Instead the State Department statement just spoke critically of what it called UNRWA's "endlessly and exponentially expanding community of entitled beneficiaries" - a reference to the fact that descendants of the original refugees are also classified as refugees.

The New York Times reports that the drastic cuts were pushed most forcefully by Jared Kushner, who has been the point man for Middle East peace, despite his lack of any prior experience.

"We are very mindful of and deeply concerned regarding the impact upon innocent Palestinians, especially school children, of the failure of UNRWA and key members of the regional and worldwide donor community to reform and reset the UNRWA way of doing business", she added.

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"UNRWA has a strong record of providing high-quality education, health and other essential services, often in extremely hard circumstances, to Palestine refugees who are in great need", the statement added.

"What we're seeing right now is a capricious move that has a very high risk of unsettling the region", Harden said, noting that the relief agency supported about 5 million refugees.

The refugees' "right of return" to their homeland has always been one of the key core issues in the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the decision as "a flagrant assault against the Palestinian people and a defiance of United Nations resolutions".

UNRWA also slammed the USA decision, dismissing Nauert's characterization of the agency.

Earlier this week, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said: "We will be a donor if it (UNRWA) reforms what it does.if they actually change the number of refugees to accurate account, we will look back at partnering them".

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The move came a week after the U.S. announced that it was also cutting more than $200m in economic aid to Palestinians.

This links to a wider disagreement over which Palestinians are refugees with a right to return to the homes they fled following the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

In a statement, it said the organisation was "irredeemably flawed".

There is deepening global concern over deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the West Bank and Gaza, and the United States decision to defund provoked strong and polarized reactions in Washington.

But Richard Goldberg, senior adviser at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, called it "a win for United States taxpayers and peace" that would make Palestinians more self-sufficient and prepare them "for a true peace with Israel".

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