U.S. President Joe Biden's administration pledged to restore American foreign aid to the Palestinians on Wednesday, almost two-thirds of it earmarked for the United Nations' relief agency for Palestinian refugees.
The U.S. State Department announced the resumption of US$235 million in aid for West Bank and Gaza projects. That significantly built on a previous Biden-Harris administration pledge of US$15 million for Palestinians coping with the COVID-19 pandemic — reversing former President Trump's aid cutoff for the Palestinians.
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