Spain pledges €3m for medical supplies for WB and Gaza


Spain's International Development and Cooperation Agency (AECID) has pledged €3m to be used for buying medicine and providing pharmacy management for 'urgent health needs'. It will be distributed through the existing PEGASE network – the European Union's mechanism for transferring resources to oPt.

Spain provided €20m in the same way earlier this year for civil service salaries, as part of their €240m overall pledge at Annapolis last December.

Spain, represented by their Consul-General to Israel, and the Palestinian Finance Authority, represented by Salam Fayyad, and based in the West Bank, signed the deal in Jerusalem.

Despite PEGASE being an efficient route to distribution in the West Bank, the lack of fluid relations between Abbas and Hamas may slow distribution to Gaza.