Coronavirus Grant to Palestinians Not a Policy Change on Aid Cuts, U.S. Officials Say

(Ha'aretz) Amir Tibon - The U.S. decision to send $5 million to Palestinian hospitals in the West Bank to help them fight the coronavirus does not represent a change of policy regarding aid to the Palestinians, but is part of a larger decision to fight the spread of the pandemic across the Middle East, according to sources within the administration. The State Department is also providing $25 million to Iraq for the same purpose, as well as $13 million to Lebanon, $6 million to Libya, $2 million to Morocco, and $8 million to Jordan. $18 million will be provided to international organizations on the ground in Syria.

2020-04-17 00:00:00

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