Mon. May 10th, 2021

Biden administration to restore $235m in US aid to Palestinians

US Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, shake hands for the press at the presidential compound in Ramallah, West Bank, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (Debbie Hill, Pool via AP)

US President Joe Biden’s administration plans to provide two hundred and thirty five dollars of aid to Palestinians, restoring part of the assistance cut by Donald Trump.

Reports say two-thirds will go to the UN’s Agency for Palestinian refugees, unrivalled which has suffered a financial crisis since it lost three hundred and sixty million dollars of US funding in 2018.

According to reports, Mr. Biden wants to restore credible engagement by the Palestinians in long-stalled peace talks with Israel.

Correspondent’s reports say they rejected a peace plan he unveiled last year that envisaged recognizing Israeli Sovereignty over Jewish Settlements in the occupied West Bank and the Jordan Valley, and Jerusalem remaining Israel’s undivided capital.

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