Saudi gives $200 million to protect Palestinian cities from 'Israeli infringements'
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has given $200 million to protect Palestinian cities from Israel. (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has issued directives to allocate $200 million to help Palestinian cities resist infringements on their territories, Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Prince Mansour bin Miteb announced Sunday.
Prince Mansour made this announcement while opening a conference of the Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities in Makkah. He commended King Abdullah’s support for the organization.
He noted the topic “Enacting laws for the protection of environment to achieve sustainable development” that was selected for an international seminar being held on the sidelines of the conference.
He highlighted Saudi Arabia’s support for safeguarding the Arab and Islamic character of Palestinian cities against Judaization. He said the new program, named after King Abdullah, would be implemented by the organization in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank and UN Habitat.
He said the $200 million would be utilized to build infrastructure facilities and expansion of drinking water purification plants in Palestinian cities.
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