Palestinians Seek Less Foreign Aid

The Palestinian territories are slowly easing out of their dependence on international aid, an international committee coordinating aid to the region said, according to The Associated Press. The Palestinian Authority is requesting USD1.2 billion worth of aid in 2010, less than its USD1.8 billion request in 2008 and USD1.35 billion in 2009, the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee said. The panel, however, said that Israel should lift its restrictions on the Palestinian territories to help boost the territories’ economic development.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.