US announces resumption of aid to Palestinians, while defending two-state solution

US announces resumption of aid to Palestinians, while defending two-state solution
US announces resumption of aid to Palestinians, while defending two-state solution

The UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (Unrwa) has faced a shortfall since Donald Trump withdrew funds from the United States, the main donor, in 2018.

A new break with the Donald Trump era. The United States announced the resumption of its aid to the Palestinians against Israel’s advice, and reaffirmed its support for a two-state solution on Wednesday (April 7th). This envelope intended for the UN agency which helps Palestinian refugees will reach 235 million dollars.

In detail, the United States will again contribute to the financing of this agency to the tune of 150 million dollars. They will also provide $ 75 million for the development and economy of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and $ 10 million for the peace process.

The UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (Unrwa), of which the United States was once the largest donor, has faced a shortfall since Donald Trump withdrew his funds in 2018. The former US president estimated that the refugees, some of whom have lived in camps for several generations, should be resettled. Unrwa said its needs have increased due to Covid-19 and the hardships faced by Palestinians living in Syria, Lebanon or Jordan.

On another key issue in the Israeli-Palestinian issue, Joe Biden reiterated, Wednesday, his support for a two-state solution, questioned by his predecessor, who during his mandate offered many pledges of satisfaction to the government. Hebrew state. The US president reaffirmed this position during a telephone interview with King Abdullah II of Jordan, in which he also expressed strong American support for Jordan, according to a White House statement.

The Biden administration has reestablished its relations with the Palestinians and provided them with support, without however revealing any new peace initiative to resolve this historic conflict.

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