Biden State Department faces lawsuit over records about funding Palestinian Authority
- January 17, 2022
The Biden administration reinstated funding to the Palestinian Authority.
Madeleine Hubbard, Just the News
The Biden State Department is facing a federal lawsuit after so far failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents on aid given to the Palestinian Authority.
Watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) announced the lawsuit Monday, stating, “Despite repeated efforts at outreach by PPT… State [Department] refuses to indicate when it will begin producing records.”
The watchdog is specifically seeking records of meetings “related to the decision to re-initiate funding to the Palestinian Authority either directly or through the UNRWA,” also known as United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. The group also requested internal and external communications related to the funding.