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Norway to donate $10m to Palestine health sector in Jerusalem

May 21, 2024 at 3:00 pm

Makassed Islamic Charitable Society Hospital in Jerusalem on June 12, 2023 [Saeed Qaq – Anadolu Agency]

Norway has signed an agreement worth $10 million with the Palestinian Authority (PA) to support the health sector in Jerusalem.

The Minister of Finance, Omar Al-Bitar, and the Head of the Norwegian Representative Office in Palestine, Tor Neviste, signed the agreement today in Ramallah, reported Wafa news agency.

The agreement will primarily fund the purchasing of medicines and medical supplies and will also support the treatment of thousands of patients in occupied East Jerusalem’s hospitals.

In response, the Minister of Health Majid Abu Ramadan expressed his appreciation of the Norwegian government, the Norwegian people and the representative office for all the support they are providing.

According to Wafa news agency, Neviste stated that the agreement aims to reinforce the resilience of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and urged all donors to support PA institutions and services to the population in all parts of Palestine.

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping East Jerusalem, now occupied by Israel, will be the capital of a future Palestinian State.

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