Biden pledges $100 mln for Palestinian hospitals in East Jerusalem

STORY: Biden made the pledge at the Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem ahead of a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as he wraps up the first leg of his Middle East trip before leaving for Saudi Arabia.

"Today I'm pleased to announce the United States is committing an additional $100 million to support these hospitals, your staffs that work for the Palestinian people," he said.

Biden also praised nurses, telling the assembled medics of the time his life was saved by hospital staff after a serious car crash and when nurses helped his son, Beau, who died in 2015.

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