The U.S. announced Thursday that it will provide $5 million to the Palestinian Authority to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.  

“I’m very pleased the USA is providing $5M for Palestinian hospitals and households to meet immediate, life-saving needs in combating COVID-19,” U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said on Twitter. 

The U.S. had cut more than $200 million in aid to Palestine following a review initiated by President Donald Trump in August 2018. 

The Trump administration also cut financial aid for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) the same year. 

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