Clinton: US Pledges $900 Million to Rebuild Gaza : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

Bookmark and Share

Clinton: US Pledges $900 Million to Rebuild Gaza

March 2, 2009

Clinton: US Pledges $900 Million to Rebuild Gaza, Hamas Will Not Touch Donations

WASHINGTON (RushPRnews) 03/02/0902-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States' pledge of $300 million in humanitarian aid for Gaza is intended to help achieve a Palestinian state that is "peaceful" and "responsible."In remarks Monday in Egypt at the international donors' conference on reconstructing the Gaza Strip Clinton said U.S. monetary support for Gaza cannot be separated from achieving a "comprehensive peace" in the region.

IVC Inc.Clinton said an additional $600 million of U.S. aid will go to the Palestinian Authority to cover budget shortfalls, institutional reforms and economic development. The U.S. says none of the money will benefit Hamas militants, who do not recognize Israel's right to exist.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told international donors that financial aid without an end to the conflict with Israel would be "insufficient."

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warned that rebuilding the coastal enclave will be a daunting task as long as border crossings between Israel and Gaza remain closed, calling the situation "intolerable."

Representatives from at least 75 donor nations are meeting in Sharm el-Sheik with a goal of raising money to rebuild Gaza after Israel's military offensive.

The Palestinian Authority says it needs to raise $2.8 billion to reconstruct Gaza.

The six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council said Sunday they would contribute $1.65 billion.

This trip is Clinton's first to the Middle East as U.S. secretary of state. After the conference, Clinton is scheduled to meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials, including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Israel and Hamas declared separate cease-fires in January, but rocket fire into Israel from Gaza has continued and Israel has launched targeted attacks on militants and smuggling tunnels in Gaza.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

About the author:

Voice of America. The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: Politics, JOURNALISM- News, World News, BREAKING NEWS, Article-byline, Israel

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at / AH Marketing

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.


WiMacTel Announces Corporate Name Change to viiz communications

Calgary, AB, Canada 10/25/16 · WiMacTel, a North American leader in communications services,...

Hilltop’s Tree4Life Competition winners select delivery date for their trees

Florenceville-Bristol, NB 10/25/16 · Canada-based Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms’ Tree4Life Competition Winners:  All...

Newborn Foundation Hosts Annual Awards Gala

SAINT PAUL, MN 10/21/16 · U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar honored: More than $220,000 raised...

Beyoncé and Destiny's Child Documentary Set to Premiere in Houston

Houston, Texas USA 10/15/16 · Making a Child of Destiny: The Andretta Tillman...

Far East Hospitality named Best Employer 2016 by Aon Hewitt

Singapore 10/13/16 · - Far East Hospitality, Singapore’s leading operator of...

Attorney Scott Glovsky Launches Trial Lawyer Talk, A New Legal Podcast

Pasadena, CA 10/13/16 ·  – Award-winning California trial attorney Scott Glovsky has...

Pre-Owned Mercedes Cars that are Worth Buying

Toronto, Canada 10/08/16 · Every car lover dreams of buying a Mercedes...

TryMyKitchen goes global as the first and best dedicated marketplace for booking cooking classes

London, UK 10/07/16 · offers an unrivalled service for people wishing...

Jafme Inc.: New Job Search App Brings New Opportunities

New York 10/07/16 · Jafme Inc. unveiled new mobile app to assist...

Rainwater Sustainable Alternative To Drilling Wells And Hauling Water

CRAIK, SK 10/07/16 · Local Company Says Canadians Can Conserve Water and...

Visionup Strobe Glasses

Tokyo, Japan 10/06/16 · The world’s 1st Strobe Glasses for young athletes Visionup...

Quality Roofing Contractors in Melbourne

AUSTRALIA 10/06/16 · A roof is part of a building’s exterior...

Utilization of Water Treatment Plant

Ahmedabad, Gujarat 10/06/16 · Water, a characteristic and fundamental asset is without...