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  תמוז 8, 5771 , 10/07/11

PA Protests Congressional Funding Vote

The Palestinian Authority has protested this week's decision by the United States Congress to cut off funds to the PA if it unilaterally declares itself a sovereign state and seeks United Nations recognition in September. A statement by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction said the decision would push the region into violence.

Abbas consultant Nimar Hamad said the decision hurt U.S. interests, adding that it contradicted American claims that it defends democracy, the freedom of peoples and their right to self determination. He also blamed the pro-Israel lobby for the decision.

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