The new US administration is planning to restore Palestinian aid to the Palestinians, which was stopped by former US President Donald Trump.
The aid also includes helping small and medium-sized businesses recover from Corona’s economic impact.
The former president withheld $235 million in aid to Palestine. Two-thirds of the aid provided by the United States went to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNRWA). Which is facing a financial crisis due to the suspension of $360 million in aid in 2018.
According to a press release issued by the White House. The Biden administration wants to restore trust with the Palestinians by restoring the long-stalled peace agreement with Israel.
It should be noted that the former president has been accused by Palestinian leaders of leaning towards Israel. And that is why he rejected the peace agreement proposed by Donald Trump last year. Because Donald Trump Recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Yemen Valley, declared Jerusalem the undivided capital of Israel.
Secretary of State Anthony Blankenship says the US plan includes $75 million in economic and development assistance to Gaza. And the West Bank. $10 million will be provided by USAID for the peacekeeping program and $150 million for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
He said the United States would soon resume security assistance programs with the Palestinians.
The funding also includes helping small and medium-sized businesses recover from Corona’s economic impact. The East Jerusalem Hospital Network. Which provides health care to Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, will also receive an unspecified amount from the fund.