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Congress Frees Up Aid Money To Palestinians

December 29, 2011 by  

Congress Frees Up Aid Money To Palestinians

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have freed up a little more than 20 percent of $187 million in U.S. assistance to the Palestinians that had been frozen due to the Palestinian bid for membership in the U.N., The Associated Press reported.

According to the news outlet, members of Congress have made $40 million available for economic and humanitarian aid for the Palestinians.

The money is administered by the U.S. Agency for International Development and “has been vital to establishing and strengthening the foundations necessary for a future Palestinian state,” according to State Department officials.

The Administration of President Barack Obama had been urging lawmakers, with Israel’s backing, to release the money. According to the AP, the funding will contribute to stability for Palestinians and will help with Israeli security.

Members of the Obama Administration are pressing Congress to release the remaining $147 million in funding.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Congress has been unhappy with the Palestinian leadership, due to their quest to win statehood.

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