US resumes assistance to Palestinians and will give $ 235 million in aid

The United States government has announced that it plans to provide $ 235 million in aid to the Palestinians, reactivating funds for the United Nations refugee agency and restoring other forms of assistance suspended by then President Donald Trump.ebc.gif?w=696&ssl=1

The package, which includes humanitarian, economic and development aid, was detailed by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken as part of an effort to repair U.S. ties to the Palestinians, which nearly broke during Trump’s administration.

It marks Democratic President Joe Biden’s most significant move since taking office on January 20 with regard to his pledge to overturn some components of his Republican predecessor’s approach that the Palestinians criticized as highly favorable to Israel.

The plan foresees 150 million to be channeled by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 75 million dollars of US assistance for economy and development and 10 million dollars for peacebuilding programs.

The new government had already promised to reactivate hundreds of millions of dollars of assistance and work to reopen the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington.

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