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$8.4m European-Palestinian agreement to support Jerusalem projects

On Tuesday, May 31, the Palestinian Authority and the European Union signed a €6 million agreement (approximately $8.4 million) to support developmental, cultural, educational, health, humanitarian, and human law projects in Jerusalem.

The head of the Palestinian Authority President's office, Hussein Al Araj, who signed the agreement on behalf of the Palestinian side, was quoted by official PA media sources as saying that he hoped that the plan would receive Arab and Muslim support in combating Israeli schemes to Judaize Jerusalem.


"The project came in the context of the plan to develop and enhance services for Jerusalem's citizens. The plan was set up by the PA presidency and the EU, and it was approved by the President. It now constitutes the basis for Arab, Muslim and international support and funding."

Al Araj said that the funding would be implemented through Jerusalem's institutions and under direct sponsorship from the EU noting that there would be a supreme consultative committee to provide advice on all that the project needs to succeed.

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