U.S. to send $47M in humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip

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A Palestinian boy collects a mattress from the ruble of a three-storey house belonging to the Abu Jamaa family that was destroyed the day before following heavy Israeli bombardment, in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 21, 2014. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian boy collects a mattress from the ruble of a three-story house belonging to the Abu Jamaa family that was destroyed the day before following heavy Israeli bombardment, in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 21, 2014. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. is sending $47 million in humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip to help tens of thousands of Palestinians there who have been forced from their homes since war broke out two weeks ago.

A State Department breakdown of the aid that was released Monday said nearly a third of the money — $15 million — will go to the United Nations’ refugee mission in Gaza.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to discuss the aid with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in a meeting late Monday in Cairo.

Kerry arrived in the Egyptian capital only hours earlier in a U.S. push to help broker a truce between Israel and the militant group Hamas that controls Gaza.

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  • tracy

    what about the homeless here in america!! you know the ones who were ripped off by banks and then forclosed on a few years back! wth the goverment makes me sick!!

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