Saturday, December 3, 2022

Obama Gives $221m to Palestinians in Final Hours

The Obama administration sent $221 million to the Palestinian Authority on Friday, as President Obama prepared to leave the White House for the last time.

The outgoing administration formally notified Congress of the decision just hours before President Trump was inaugurated.

Congress had initially approved the spending. But two House Republicans. Former Secretary of State John Kerry notified some lawmakers about the decision to release the money on Thursday, the Associated Press reported.

The $221 million sent to the Palestinian Authority is intended to provide humanitarian aid in areas such as Gaza and the West Bank, as well as to support political reforms there.

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