EU approves 118 million euros for Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Authority President
Mohammad Abbas
(File photo: Jordan News)
BRUSSELS — The European Commission announced on Friday that it has approved a 118 million euro ($130 million) aid package to support the Palestinian Authority (PA). The aid will assist in paying salaries and pensions for civil servants in the West Bank, social allowances for needy families, and covering medical transfer costs to East Jerusalem hospitals. Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, stated that the EU is ready to continue supporting the PA in the longer term and is considering a broader package for the coming year to contribute to economic and political stability in Gaza and the West Bank, Amad reported. اضافة اعلان

 In 2024, the EU has allocated 125 million euros for humanitarian aid in Gaza, addressing unprecedented food shortages, as highlighted by Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief.

The World Food Program (WFP) a UN agency, warned of a catastrophic hunger situation for over 570,000 people in Gaza, emphasizing the urgent need for additional humanitarian and vital assistance amid the ongoing Israeli offensive.

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