The European Union transferred a contribution of €15.6 million to the Palestinian Ministry of Finance to help the Palestinian Authority pay the October salaries and pensions of its civil servants mostly in the health and education sector in the West Bank.
This support will help the Palestinian Authority to meet a part of its commitments towards Palestinian civil servants, as it continues to face a deeply worrying fiscal situation as a result of the prolonged economic crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory. This situation is seriously exacerbated by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing tensions with Israel.
The €15.6 million contribution is provided by the European Union and targets civil servants mostly working in the social sectors of health and education in the West Bank as well as pensioners. This payment underlines the EU’s unwavering commitment to help building an independent, viable, accountable and democratic Palestinian state.
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