Hamas - Show Restraint Or Lose Aid Money

Posted on Monday, January 30 at 09:43 by Anonymous
Jacob Walles, the US consul-general in Jerusalem, said that Washington would not continue to deliver its $368 million (208 million) annual direct aid to what it has officially labelled a terrorist organisation. I dont see how we would do that if those ministries were controlled by Hamas, he said. [...] WHO GIVES WHAT # The Palestinian Authority (PA) was allocated $1.1 billion (647 million) last year by international donors, a rise of 20 per cent on 2004 # Arab League countries pledged $197 million, down from $388 million in 2001 # At Gleneagles in July the G8 committed itself to raising $3 billion for the Palestinians over each of the next three years # Humanitarian aid is handled by UN agencies, projects by donor countries and support for wages and running costs through a trust administered by the World Bank # The leading donors are: US $368 million EU $338 million Britain $43 million Italy $40 million Sweden $32 million Germany $27 million Spain $17 million http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,251-2013607,00.html [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on January 30, 2006]

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