The European Commission will provide an additional euro61.4 million (USD89 million) for the Palestinian territories, on top of the euro295 million the commission is providing through the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument.
Some euro41.4 million of the additional funds will go toward helping the Palestinian Authority pay salaries of teachers, nurses and doctors in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. These funds will be coursed through PEGASE, the European Union’s aid mechanism for the Palestinian territories.
Meanwhile, euro20 million of the funds will be donated to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East to boost its operations.