Biden’s Administration Plans to Restore Financial Support for Palestinians

The administration of US President Joe Biden intends to restore support to the Palestinians.

It also announced its support for a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians

Biden also is planning to take back several decisions taken by the administration of former President Donald Trump.

Biden is rebuilding relations with the Palestinians!

US President Joe Biden’s administration is seeking to rebuild relations with the Palestinians. By taking a tougher stance on Israeli settlement construction, as well as humanitarian aid.

The administration of US President Joe Biden is drawing up a plan. Aimed at restoring US relations with the Palestinians that nearly collapsed under former President Donald Trump.

The rebuilding document is still in an early “working phase” by the administration. But could eventually form the basis for rolling back parts of Trump’s approach that Palestinians have denounced as deeply biased toward Israel.

Financial aids to the Palestinians

Since Biden took office on 20 January, his administration has said they intend to repair relations with the Palestinians.

The administration has pledged to resume providing hundreds of millions of dollars in economic and humanitarian aid

They also work to reopen the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington.

Biden’s assistance wants to re-establish the goal of a two-state solution. Through negotiation as a priority in U.S. policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The U.S. vision towards Palestine

The U.S. vision is to promote freedom, security and prosperity for both Israelis and Palestinians

They also announced that there will be financial support of an estimation of millions to tackle COVID-19.

The document also reportedly takes a tougher stance on Israeli settlement activities.

Mills told the Security Council that Washington would urge Israel and the Palestinians to “avoid unilateral steps that make achieving a two-state solution more difficult. Such as the annexation of land, settlement activity, demolition of buildings, incitement to violence, and compensation for individuals imprisoned for terrorist acts.”

He also added that work can begin on building the capacity of the two sides to create a climate in which we can help to reach a solution again

Biden’s administration planned to restore support and take steps to reopen diplomatic missions that had been closed by the Trump administration.

Features of Trump’s administration towards Palestine

The Palestinians want to establish a state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as its capital.

But under Trump’s peace proposal, Washington was supposed to recognize Jewish settlements on occupied land as part of Israel.

Trump administration suspended annual funding, of about 360 million, to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Trump added that Washington strongly supported its ally Israel and would continue its efforts to repel any bias against it in the United Nations and all other international bodies.

UNRWA welcomes resumption of US aid to Palestinians

Following the announcement by the United States to resume aid to the Palestinian. UNRWA strongly welcomed the U.S. move. Noting that it came at a very difficult time, especially with the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini expressed his gratitude for Washington’s resumption of stalled support for the agency since 2018.

Addressing that “the contribution of the United States comes at a critical moment. At a time when we continue to face the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.”

How much does Biden support the Palestinian?

The U.S. announced the resumption of its assistance to the Palestinians. Which was halted during the tenure of former President Donald Trump, to 235 million dollars (about two hundred million Euros).

The administration of President Joe Biden said that the United States would again support UNRWA with a contribution of 150 million U.S.

The United States will also provide the West Bank and Gaza Strip another 75 million for economical and development aid and 10 million for peace-building efforts.

“UNRWA could not be happier. Because once again we will partner with the United States to provide vital assistance to some of the most vulnerable refugees in the Middle East. Also, fulfill our mission of educating and provide primary health care to millions every day,” Lazzarini said.

“No other institution is doing what UNRWA is doing,” he added, ensuring the agency’s commitment to “protecting the safety, health, and future of the millions of refugees it serves.”