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House Democrats revive bid to fully restore Palestinian aid

The Democratic-held House is launching another bid to increase Palestinian economic aid while facilitating people-to-people programs with Israel.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) speaks about the things she witnessed on a trip to Israel and Auschwitz-Birkenau as part of a bipartisan delegation from the House of Representatives on January 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau is being remembered this week around the world. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nita Lowey

The Democratic-held House is once again attempting to restore economic and humanitarian aid for the Palestinians to levels that slightly exceed the $215 million in assistance the United States provided before President Donald Trump eliminated it.

The House’s foreign aid panel on Monday unanimously advanced its spending bill, which includes $225 million in economic aid for the West Bank and Gaza, setting the stage for a full Appropriations Committee vote later this week.

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