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EU releases 252 million euros in aid for Palestinian Arabs

The EU on Tuesday released 252.5 million euros ($274 million) in aid to support the Palestinian Authority's health and education programs and offer services to Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, AFP reports.

The European Commission, the executive of the 28-nation bloc, released the aid as it tries to help Palestinian Authority institutions become more accountable and democratic to prepare them for running a future Palestinian state.

"Today the European Commission has approved a 252.5 million euro assistance
package for Palestine," the commission said, adding it was the first part of its 2016 aid package.

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