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U.S. restores assistance for Palestinians, to provide $235 million in aid

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - The United States plans to restart economic, development and humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Wednesday.

Blinken announced a package including $150 million in humanitarian assistance for the United Nations relief agency UNRWA, $75 million in economic and development assistance in the West Bank and Gaza and $10 million for peacebuilding programs through the U.S. Agency for International Development, according to the statement. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Daphne Psaledakis)