The administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama in the last hours transferred Palestine $221 million About this The Associated Press said officials familiar with the matter.
According to a source at the State Department and a few assistants in Congress, team Obama has officially notified Congress of the intention to make a transfer on the morning of 20 January, the day of inauguration of US President Donald trump. One of the interlocutors of the Agency reported that former U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry was informed about the transfer of funds “shortly before” as he left the building of the state Department on Thursday evening. A written application for the transfer of $221 million was sent to Congress “in just a few hours” before trump took the oath.
According to the notice sent to Congress, financial aid to Palestine provides the Agency for international development of the United States. This amount is intended for humanitarian assistance in the region of the West Bank of the Jordan river and the Gaza strip. In addition, the allocated funds should go to support reforms — political and security, and to help prepare for the implementation of the “decent political governance and the rule of law” in Palestine.
In addition to this sum, the Obama administration advised on the allocation of $6 million, including $4 million for the program climate change and $1.25 million for organizations operating under the auspices of the UN. Climate program, which the Obama administration has allocated funds, supports the production of clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The funds allocated to the UN, will be used by the peacebuilding Fund of the organization, the inter-American Commission on human rights and other agencies.
In addition, the Obama team has allocated $1.05 million to Finance the special representative of the US state Department in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
AP writes that Obama’s actions can cause the anger of the administration trump. Before his inauguration he promised to move the country’s Embassy in Israel from tel Aviv to Jerusalem. On the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that trump invited him to a meeting in Washington in February.