Biden gives UNRWA $135m. after agency condemns anti-Israel hatred


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Biden gives UNRWA $135m. after agency condemns anti-Israel hatred
UNRWA also pledged to ensure that its fund would not be transferred to individuals engaged in terror nor would it be used to support terror.
JULY 18, 2021

The Biden administration gave $135 million donation to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees on Saturday after a framework agreement was signed between them last week which for first time condemned anti-Israel hatred. “The signing of the US-UNRWA Framework and additional support demonstrates we once again have an ongoing partner in the United States that understands the need to provide critical assistance to some of the region’s most vulnerable refugees,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said on Saturday.

UNRWA released news of the US donation and the framework agreement the day after US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr finished his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories that had begun on July 11. US financial aid to UNRWA has traditionally been accompanied by a Framework for Cooperation Agreement, the latest version of which was signed on Tuesday, July 14.