U.S. to restore about $150mln in aid to Palestinians - sources

The aid, mostly to be provided through the United Nations relief agency UNWRA, is expected to be announced by the State Department

  

WASHINGTON- The Biden administration plans to unveil a package of about $150 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinians, restoring part of the assistance that was cut off by former President Donald Trump, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The aid, mostly to be provided through the United Nations relief agency UNWRA, is expected to be announced by the State Department as soon as Wednesday as part of an effort to repair U.S. ties with the Palestinians that all but collapsed during Trump’s tenure.

President Joe Biden's administration has made clear it intends to roll back parts of Trump’s approach that Palestinians denounced as heavily biased in favor of Israel.

(Reporting By Matt Spetalnick and Jonathan Landay Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) ((Matt.Spetalnick@thomsonreuters.com; +1 202 898 8300 ; Reuters Messaging: matt.spetalnick@thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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