PLO confirms it received $221m from Obama despite last ditch block attempt by Trump
The PLO has confirmed $221 million from Barack Obama during his last hours as president – despite a last-ditch attempt by his successor Donald Trump to block it.
The huge transfer was one of Mr Obama’s last acts in the White House with the cash being released just hours before Donald Trump was inaugurated last Friday.
However, the new president’s administration attempted to freeze the transfer, with two Republican congressman requesting a hold.
These holds, however, while usually respected are not legally binding and the Palestinian president’s office confirmed the transfer had gone through successfully.