Quartet agrees temporary aid for Palestine

The so-called quartet of international peace brokers in the Middle East has agreed to establish a temporary fund to channel humanitarian assistance to aid-starved Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

After a meeting in New York on Tuesday (9 May), the four members of the quartet - the US, the UN, Russia and the EU - said they had agreed on an international mechanism to ensure that aid reaches the region, according to press reports.

"Mindful of the needs of the Palestin...

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