In the second half of 2017 (July-December), close to 5,000 housing units in the West Bank including East Jerusalem were advanced in different stages in the planning and implementation process. Almost 2,600 housing units were promoted in the occupied West Bank and close to 2,300 housing units were advanced in East Jerusalem including 1,600 units in a ring of settlements north of East Jerusalem as well as in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
The European Union Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah issue the following statement:
The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah express strong concern about demolition by the Israeli authorities of two donor-funded classrooms (3rd and 4th grade), serving 26 Palestinian school children in the Bedouin and refugee community of Abu Nuwar, located in Area C on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on 4 February. The classrooms were funded by the EU and EU Member States.
The European Union made its contribution to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to support Palestinian farmers and agro-businesses in the West Bank. The contribution was channelled to the PA's programme "Assistance to Agriculture in the West Bank - AAWB"amounts to €317,000.
Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the joint press point ahead of the extraordinary session of the International Donor Group for Palestine (Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, AHLC))
Today, the European Union has made a contribution of €11.28 million to the Palestinian Authority's quarterly payment of social allowances to poor Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This Contribution is funded by the European Union (€10 million), and the Governments of Spain (€1million) and Ireland (€0.28 million). It will contribute to payments made to around 67,500 families of which nearly 80% live in the Gaza Strip.
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