US to provide another $404 million in aid for Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

The US announces that it will be providing an additional $404 million in humanitarian aid for Palestinian civilians in Gaza and the West Bank, bringing its total amount of assistance for Palestinians since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas to $674 million.

“As the largest single country humanitarian donor to the Palestinian people, we recognize the urgent need for more assistance to reach civilians given the dire humanitarian conditions and call on all donors to support life-saving operations for Palestinians in Gaza and the region,” says a statement from the State Department.

“This new funding will provide essential support to vulnerable Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and the region, including food, safe drinking water, health care, protection, education, shelter and psychosocial support,” the statement adds, urging other countries to follow suit.

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