Abbas is punished by $200m cut in aid from US
Congress makes Palestinians pay for seeking UN recognition
By Donald Macintyre in Jerusalem
The United States Congress has blocked nearly $200m in aid for the Palestinians, threatening projects such as food aid, health care, and support for efforts to build a functioning state.
The decision to delay the payments runs counter to the wishes of the Obama administration and reflects Congressional anger at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s so far unrealised pursuit of Fatah-Hamas reconciliation and…
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