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  Shvat 30, 5769 , 24/02/09

US to Pledge $900 Million to Gaza

A senior official in the Obama administration said late Monday evening that the U.S. would transfer 900 million dollars to Gaza as part of a renovation effort following Operation Cast Lead. The money will pass through the hands of the UN and non-governmental organizations and not Hamas.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to announce the aid next week when she travels to a donors conference in Egypt. The assistance will have to be approved by Congress before the aid can be transferred.

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