The French government is set to transfer 8 million euros ($10.75 million) to the Palestinian Authority in the coming days, in addition to the 3 million euros (over $4 million) already transferred to help the population in Gaza.

According to a report on Israel Radio, French President Francois Hollande spoke to PA President Mahmoud Abbas by phone earlier today to discuss the transfer.

Hollande emphasized the importance of the PA and of Abbas to ceasefire efforts between Israel and Hamas based on the Egyptian initiative and said that the needs of the Palestinian people must be met as well as Israel’s security needs.

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