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Saudi pledges $86 million to UNRWA
Published Tuesday 28/05/2013 (updated) 29/05/2013 19:25
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RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Saudi Arabia has pledged $86 million to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees to fund projects in the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon, the official Palestinian Authority news agency reported.

Yousef al-Bassam, managing director of the Saudi Fund for Development, signed the funding agreements with Filippo Grandi, commissioner-general of the UN Relief and Works Agency, Wafa reported.

Saudi Arabia will donate $14 million to UNRWA projects in the West Bank, including the reconstruction of a medical complex in Hebron and three schools in refugee camps, and the refurbishment of 930 apartments.

The kingdom allocated $54.5 million to reconstruct 1,000 residential units and to build six new schools in the Gaza Strip, as part of the Gulf Cooperation Council's project to rebuild the war-torn enclave.

Saudi Arabia also donated $17.5 million to improve living conditions in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon
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1 ) Shamshudeen Gaffoor / South Africa
29/05/2013 03:15
The quintesence of irony. Saudi goverment are friends with the supporters of Israel, yet they donate funds to rebuild the very same things which their friends destroyed.

2 ) Robby / USA
29/05/2013 07:47
$86M to keep the Arab Apartheid in place.

3 ) anti gulf / alquds
29/05/2013 07:58
Palestinian s don't need it Keep your money and buy a 24 karrot toilet Saudis aee n same trench as americans and zionists who attacked Islam

4 ) Libra - scales of Justice / United Kingdom
29/05/2013 08:38
Thank you Saudi Arabia for your very generous gift of money for rebuilding what has been destroyed by the Zionists. May God bless you for what your money can do for the suffering Palestinians. This is good news and it makes a change from all the atrocities we read about daily. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN. GOD BLESS
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