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U.S. pledging $900 million to rebuild Gaza

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Obama administration has pledged to provide $900 million in aid for rebuilding Gaza.

Administration officials said Monday, according to The New York Times, that the aid would not be given to Hamas, which controls Gaza, but would go through nongovernmental organziations. Congress would have to approve the aid package.

The pledge will be formally announced next week when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to a Gaza donors conference in Egypt. It will include new aid as well as money already earmarked for the Palestinian Authority.

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