Obama sends Hamas $50 million to assistance and create jobs in Gaza

 

The US Agency for Int’l Development, in partnership with Catholic Relief Services, will distribute the $50 million over 5 years to provide humanitarian assistance and create jobs in the Hamas controlled enclave.

By Associated Press

 

 

The United States on Monday announced a $50 million humanitarian aid program for the Gaza Strip.

Destruction in Gaza following Operation Protective Edge (Photo: AP)

Destruction in Gaza following Operation Protective Edge – Photo: AP

US officials said the money will be used over five years to provide basic humanitarian assistance and create jobs. It will be distributed by the US Agency for International Development in partnership with Catholic Relief Services.

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The US Consul General in Jerusalem, Donald A. Blume, said the effort is meant to address “the dire needs that are obvious in Gaza.”

Gaza’s economy has sharply declined since the Islamic militant group Hamas took over the coastal territory nearly a decade ago. Unemployment there is estimated to be over 40 percent.

The US considers Hamas a terror organization and has no official relations with the group.

 

View original Ynet publication at:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4801490,00.html

One comment

  1. Ernest R Kerns says:

    Where is the money coming from? Our own country needs help. Who is giving us money? Obama is wanting to be a hero, but he is destroying our homeland.

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