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EU allocates €14 million for Palestinian projects in occupied East Jerusalem

Feb. 1, 2018 1:59 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 1, 2018 5:09 P.M.)
A Palestinian man uses a rope to climb over a section of Israel’s controversial separation barrier that separates the West Bank city of al-Ram from East Jerusalem. (AFP/Thomas Coex, File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The European Union (EU) has reportedly allocated over €14 million ($17,399,060) to support Palestinian projects in occupied East Jerusalem.

Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency reported that the EU Commission has allocated over €14 million to support unspecified in East Jerusalem, a 40 percent increase from the previous amount.

The projects, according to Wafa, are intended to preserve “the Palestinian existence and identity in the holy city.”

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