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US congressional committee moves to restore aid to Palestinians

US congressional committee moves to restore aid to Palestinians
Thursday 9
20:50 2020

A subcommittee in the United States House of Representatives approved a measure on Thursday that, as part of a broader foreign aid spending bill, would reverse a Trump administration decision suspending aid to Palestinians and restore millions in aid to non-governmental organisations working in the West Bank and Gaza. The move by a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee - inserted into a $66bn State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs funding bill - would restore $255m in aid to the territories during the 2021 fiscal year, which begins on October 1 this year. The aid was cut off in 2018 ...

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Summary: The $66bn spending bill would also maintain US funding for the World Health Organization through 2021.

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