Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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.