US Releases Funds to Palestinian Authority

Ad Feedback

JERUSALEM, Israel -- Lawmakers in Washington have unfrozen $40 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority.

Those funds were frozen following the P.A.'s unilateral statehood bid at the United Nations last September.

The $40 million, about 20 percent of the nearly $190 million of the current fiscal year's U.S. funding, will be transferred to the Palestinians for economic and humanitarian aid.

The Obama administration is urging Congress to release the balance of the 2011 funds, approximately $147 million.

According to an Associated Press report, the administration has asked Congress to allocate nearly $546 million to the P.A. in the new fiscal year.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  


Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBN News

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.