The UAE’s support to Palestine


“The UAE’s aid to other countries is neither governed by politics nor limited by geography, race, colour or religion of the beneficiary,” is said at the Official Portal of the UAE Government.

The UAE authorities made a decision to support the Palestinians and transferred 258 million dirhams to support the people. 74 million dirhams will be allocated for the development of the Islamic Waqf support program in Jerusalem to preserve the Arab-Islamic identity of the city. The remaining 184 million dirhams will be sent to the United Nations to help Palestine refugees and organize work in support of education programs in Gaza.

The decision to help was announced after a meeting of the League of Arab States in Saudi Arabia last week, convened to discuss the decision of US President Donald Trump about the transfer of the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Last week, King of Saudi Arabia Salman opened the summit by announcing a donation to preserve the Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem. The King also called the meeting “Jerusalem Summit”.

Last month, representatives of UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) sought support at the Dubai International Conference and Exhibition on Humanitarian Aid and Development after Mr Trump stated that he would withhold more than half of the US funds allocated agency.

UNRWA currently provides education for more than 47,000 Palestinian refugees, also providing regular counseling on psychosocial support and briefing on the necessary security measures.

It is worth noting that in the period from 2012 to 2107 the UAE allocated 6.2 billion dirhams for assistance in the Palestinian issue.