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Norway Plans to Quadruple Aid to Palestinians

Wed 15 May 2024 | 11:46 AM
Israa Farhan

Norway's government has proposed a significant increase in aid to the Palestinians, announcing an additional one billion kroner (about €86 million) for this year.

This proposal, included in the revised budget, represents nearly a fourfold increase compared to the 258 million kroner allocated in the initial financial law passed last year.

International Development Minister Anne Beathe Tvinnereim emphasized the urgent need for humanitarian assistance in Gaza, highlighting the critical food situation and the imminent risk of famine.

She criticized the entirely human-made crisis, underscoring the severe impact on the region's inhabitants.

Norway's Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide issued a stern warning to Israel against launching a large-scale military operation in Rafah, located at the southern tip of the besieged Gaza Strip.

With hundreds of thousands of Palestinians gathered there, Eide stressed that such an operation would be catastrophic for the civilian population.