The new US administration has announced the resumption of financial aid to the Palestinians cut off by former President Trump and the opening of its consulate in Jerusalem.
According to the World News Agency, US Secretary of State Anthony Blankenship arrived in Palestine after a visit to Israel, where he met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and discussed issues facing the region, including Israeli bombing.
During the meeting in Ramallah, the US Secretary of State informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of his decision to open an embassy in Jerusalem and announced the provision of millions of dollars in aid for reconstruction in war-torn Gaza.
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Former US President Donald Trump cut off all financial aid to the Palestinian Authority when he announced the relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2019.
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During a three-day visit to the Middle East, US Secretary of State Anthony Blankenship called for the creation of two states as the only solution to the conflict, while President Mahmoud Abbas called for the restoration of Palestine’s former status. He also made the method conditional on the support of the Palestinian people.
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It should be noted that after the Israeli bombardment for 11 days, a ceasefire was declared with the intervention of Egypt and US support, shortly after which the US Secretary of State was the first to visit Tel Aviv on a visit to Israel, Palestine and Egypt.