In shot at Trump, Biden official says cutting aid to Palestinians ineffective

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State Dept. spokesman says previous administration’s decision to end assistance, after PA refused to engage with peace efforts, didn’t produce political progress or concessions


A Palestinian pupil walks past United Nations Relief and Works Agency, (UNRWA) and USAID humanitarian aid, on June 6, 2010 in the Shatie refugee camp, in Gaza City. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

A US State Department spokesman said Tuesday that the previous administration’s slashing of aid to the Palestinians had failed to produce results and reiterated the new American leadership’s intention to restore such financial assistance.

“The suspension of aid to the Palestinian people has neither produced political progress, nor secured concessions from the Palestinian leadership. It has only harmed innocent Palestinians,” Ned Price said at a press briefing.

“The US will reinvigorate our humanitarian leadership and work to galvanize the international community to meet its humanitarian obligations, including to the Palestinian people. This is something we’re working on very quickly to restore and announced,” Price added.

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