The administration of US President Joe Ben Biden announced on Wednesday, Resume humanitarian, economic and development assistance For the Palestinians after being postponed during the last Donald Trump administration (2017-2021).
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken also reported in a statement that U.S. recognition of the UN Palestine Refugee Agency program (UNRWA) Not only in Gaza and the West Bank, but also in countries where it serves displaced people such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria.
Specifically, the Chief Executive of the United States will assign 1.5 billion Provide humanitarian assistance in U.S. dollars to UNRWA; 75 million U.S. dollars to provide aid to Gaza and the West Bank; and 10 million Peacebuilding program, it will be provided through its International Development Agency (USAID).
Blinken explained that all these funds are in addition to the $15 million announced by the Biden administration in February. Supporting Palestinians during the pandemic Of covid-19 and facing food insecurity in the area.
“The United States is firmly committed to ensuring that our cooperation with UNRWA promotes Neutrality, accountability and transparency”, Blinked and said.
The Foreign Minister emphasized that his country’s allocation of foreign aid to the Palestinians “conforms to the important interests and values of the United States”.
“Provide significant relief to those most in need, promote economic development, and Support the understanding between Israelis and Palestinians, Listed in “Security Coordination and Stability”.
Wink further urge Towards the exit The Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state solution.
Chief Executive Biden’s approach In stark contrast to Trump, It focuses the Middle East strategy on measures and recommendations previously rejected by the Palestinian Authority, including historic Agreement between Arab countries and Israel, Changed the regional paradigm of conflict.
The decision of the former U.S. government led to the Palestinian Authority Sever relations with Washington, Especially because the recognition that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel violates international consensus.
Executive Biden has made it clear on many occasions that he wants to repair these relationships and is committed to Two-state solution In line with the defense of most international communities.