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U.S. Resumption of Foreign Aid to the Palestinians [April 14, 2021]   [open pdf - 771KB]

From the Document: "On April 7, 2021, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced [hyperlink] the Biden Administration's plan to resume various forms of aid to the Palestinians that had been discontinued under the Trump Administration. Separately in March, the Biden Administration allocated [hyperlink] $15 million in International Disaster Assistance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response needs and emergency food assistance in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Secretary Blinken's statement and other documents indicate that the Administration plans to provide: [1] $75 million in bilateral Economic Support Fund (ESF) assistance from FY2020 appropriations for the West Bank and Gaza; [2] $40 million in bilateral International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) assistance from FY2016 and FY2017 appropriations for Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces and justice sector institutions in the West Bank; [3] $150 million in contributions for humanitarian response to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); and [4] $10 million in peacebuilding programs."

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CRS Insight, IN11649
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2021-04-14
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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