Donor countries gradually withdraw their support for Palestinian budget - October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020

The average annual support for the Palestinian general budget fell from about $ 1.1 billion in 2013 to $ 500 million in 2019. Aid to Palestine came to a standstill this year as donor countries, especially the United States, withdrew their support for the budget and Arab countries reduced their grants to the Treasury. The United States and Saudi Arabia were the biggest backers of the Palestinian budget until 2016, according to data from the Palestinian Finance Ministry. The U.S. support for the Palestinian budget reached $ 350 million in 2013.