White House convenes donor nations for Gaza conference

People flee the scene after a bomb attack on Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah's convoy in Gaza

A White House official told reporters that the Trump administration was committed to helping residents of Gaza with or without help from the Palestinian Authority, which boycotted an global summit held at the White House this week geared toward helping the coastal enclave, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump reversed decades of US policy in December, when he chose to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv.

The Palestinian government and the United Nations launched on Wednesday a 539.7-million-U.S. dollars appeal to address the urgent humanitarian needs of 1.9 million Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory in 2018.

The administration is also putting the final touches on a Middle East peace plan, and USA officials said the conference was integral to future negotiations.

"The attempt to assassinate Hamdallah will not directly affect the course of reconciliation-as a matter of fact it can increase the pace of its achievement and push the various parties to move forward to reach agreement on outstanding issues, such as empowering the government, security affairs, and others", Professor at Cairo UniversityTariq Fahmy said. The officials stressed that the multi-nation humanitarian and reconstruction effort remains in beginning stages.

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The Washington delegation entrusted with coming up with a peace solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict called for the meeting in order to find solutions for the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

A senior administration insisted that many projects could be implemented without assistance of the Palestinian Authority, but the goal was to have it ultimately engage in the multi-lateral process.

Egypt's Foreign Ministry condemned the assassination attempt targeting Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, labeling it as "a terrorist operation".

Gaza has been placed under a tight Israeli blockade since Islamic Hamas movement seized the territory after routing forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas in 2007.

Hamas, for its part, intimated that Fatah itself orchestrated the incident to underline its quest to resume security control of the Strip.

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