Tuesday, October 4, 2011

US withholds $200m in Palestinian aid

The bid for Palestinian statehood at the UN launched by Mahmoud Abbas has led to pro-Israeli politicians in the US to take action.

The US politicians are using legislative efforts to delay the delivery of $200m in economic aid - earmarked for food, healthcare and infrastructure projects - to Palestinians.

This has drawn sharp criticism by Barack Obama, the US President's, administration. Palestinian officials are calling the decision "counter productive to [Middle East] peace efforts".

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington


1 comment:

  1. Great blog ! May Allah (The Most Exalted Most High) grant Palestine the aid they require ameen.


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