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Palestinian government to compensate Jerusalem hospitals for US cut

Nov. 6, 2018 5:32 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 7, 2018 12:25 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian government decided, on Tuesday, to provide Palestinian hospitals in East Jerusalem with $12.5 million to compensate for funds the United States had cancelled.

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said "It is our national duty towards Jerusalem, its institutions and people," to prevent attempts to bury Jerusalem's identity and the heritage of the city.

Hamdallah pointed out that the decision came during a meeting with the directors of the East Jerusalem hospitals at his office in Ramallah City in the central occupied West Bank.

The cabinet decided to allocate $12.5 million to cover the deficit caused by the US decision to halt financing of East Jerusalem hospitals.

In September, the US had decided to cancel $20 million in funds to Palestinian hospitals in East Jerusalem weeks after it had also announced that it will cut all funds to the United Nations Relied and Aid Agency (UNRWA) and the cut of $200 million for economic and social projects for the Palestinians.

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