Saturday, January 31, 2009

Obama Sends $20.3 Million Stimulus to Gaza

President Barack Obama Friday authorized the use of $20.3 million in emergency funding for immediate assistance to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the U.S. State Department said.

The announcement follows remarks by U.S. Middle East special envoy George Mitchell, who said, “President Obama has expressed the deep concern of the United States about ... the needs in Gaza” at a briefing in Ramallah in the West Bank on January 29.

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