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Blinken says he’s seeking $75 million from Congress for Palestinian aid

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that the Biden administration will ask Congress for $75 million in additional aid to the Palestinians.

Blinken says that $5.5 million will be for immediate relief in Gaza following recent hostilities between Israel and Hamas, as well as $32 million in additional humanitarian aid.

Blinken says he has informed both Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the matter.

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