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U.S. to give additional $75 million in aid to Palestinians


BETHLEHEM, West Bank (WREX) — An additional $75 million in aid will be given to Palestinians by the United States for jobs and improvements to roads, schools, and other infrastructure.

Officials say the aid is meant to boost public support from Palestinians toward faltering peace talks with Israel by showing them how they can benefit from the process.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made the announcement in Bethlehem Wednesday where he was meeting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. He met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem earlier in the day.

The new aid will bring the U.S. contributions to Palestinian infrastructure to $100 million.

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