Palestine received a tranche of funding, which transferred the administration of President Barack Obama in the final hours of its work. About it RIA Novosti said the Advisor to the President Husam Zomlot.
He confirmed that we are talking about the amount of 221 million dollars. “The last sum, which was appointed… the Obama administration, we have already received. They have already transferred the money,” — said the adviser, adding that the decision on the allocation of funds was made in Washington “several weeks ago”.
According to Zomlot, in Ramallah also expect that the US will remain one of the largest donors to the Palestinian economy. “We hope that trump will continue the policy that has been in this respect from their predecessors”, — he stressed.
On January 26 The Times of Israel with reference to its sources in Ramallah reported that trump has frozen tranche Obama. According to the newspaper, the state Department had notified the Palestinian authority that funds will not be transferred in the near future. It is noted that Washington will study the feasibility of this operation.
On January 24 it became known that Obama gave the order on transfer of money to the Palestinians against the wishes of Republicans in Congress. The outgoing administration officially notified Congress of his decision a few hours before the inauguration of the trump.
These funds are intended for humanitarian assistance to the population of the West Bank of the Jordan river and the Gaza strip, as well as support for reform. In addition, some of the money must go on preparing for the implementation of “appropriate political governance and the rule of law in a Palestinian state”.
The Obama team also allocated four million dollars for programs related to climate change, and 1.25 million organizations under the auspices of the UN. Another 1.05 million dollars transferred to the mission of the Department of state in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the Bureau for South and Central Asia.