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  10/2/2011, Tishrei 4, 5772

Report: US Holding Up PA Funds


A weekend report in the British Independent newspaper said that officials in Washington have decided to hold up aid to the Palestinian Authority, after the PA sought recognition of an Arab state in Judea and Samaria from the UN Security Council. A report on Army Radio Sunday morning quoted Congressmen Gary Ackerman, a member of the House Foreign Relations Committee, as saying that “if the PA is willing to place its fate in the hands of the UN, perhaps they should also seek aid from the UN.”

The monies in question, officials quoted in the Army Radio report, amount to about $150 million in funds that were to be distributed for food, health services, and construction of state institutions.