Abbas makes Arab aid appeal, sees risk to UN statehood bid

By REUTERS
August 15, 2011 16:19

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday appealed for Arab financial support to help the Palestinians deal with "pressures and threats from Israel and its allies" which he said were a risk to his plan to seek UN approval for statehood in September.

The Palestinian Authority faces a financial crisis which forced it to cut wages by half in July. Policymakers have identified a shortfall in Arab aid as the main cause.

Writing in the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan, Abbas said the Palestinians faced pressure from Israel and its allies to prevent them from seeing through their planned diplomatic action at September's General Assembly meeting in New York.


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