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European Union pays a further 21 million Euros to Palestinian public service providers

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The Temporary International Mechanism (TIM) is to disburse 21 million Euros in social allowances to Palestinian civilian public service providers.

The TIM allowances have been paid to Palestinians since July of last year. More than 77,000 beneficiaries will receive NIS 1500 (270 Euros) directly into their bank accounts.

In doing so, the TIM continues to support the Palestinian population who has witnessed a steep decline in its purchasing power. It provides a safety net which enables people to carry on working during the current socio-economic crisis.

More than one million Palestinians now benefit from the social allowances paid by the Temporary International Mechanism.

To maintain the provision of essential services in the West Bank and Gaza, the TIM also delivers fuel supplies to hospitals, clinics, waste water and desalination plants.

So far, more than 300 million Euros have been made available through the TIM. In 2006, EU member states together with the European Commission allocated a total of 700 million Euros to the Palestinian people.

For further information please contact Mario Mariani on (972) 54-8053296