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Announces More Money For Palestinians, Reversing Trump Policy

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  • President Biden announced plans to increase U.S. financial aid to the Palestinian people, reversing multiple policies implemented by former President Trump.
  • After spending time with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem, Biden met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas before visiting the Church of the Nativity, the place Christians cite as the birthplace of Jesus.
  • The president talked of his administration’s plans to implement a series of economy-building measures aimed at improving daily life for Palestinian people living in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • He stopped short of condemning Palestinian terrorism that has hampered peace efforts in the past and sparked countless rounds of violence with Israel.

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