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A German outlook on Palestine

20 minutes with Oliver Owcza, head of the German representative office in Ramallah.

Jerusalem24 – Germany is one of the biggest donors for the Palestinians. In 2021, the Government of Germany supported Palestinian refugees through the KfW Development Bank supported the United Nations Relief Workers’ Agency with EUR 25 million.

By the end of the year, the German government has provided the Palestinian people with a total of EUR 280 million. With the goal to improve the the living conditions and support development efforts and build Palestinian institutions that are accountable in a Palestinian state.

However, financial aid wasn’t the only actions that Germany has undertaken. Germany also supports Palestinian institutions and projects, they also aim to be viable partners in the region.

The German Representative was also among many representatives of European Member states that stood by in the Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood as the Israeli police and municipality of the occupied city of Jerusalem attempted to demolish the Salihya home.

Jerusalem24 hosted the head of the German Representative Office in Ramallah, Mr. Oliver Owcza to talk about Germany’s role in current affairs. Its humanitarian work in the Palestinian territories and more.

You can listen to the rest of the interview below

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Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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