Israel calls for continuing aid for Palestinians

By REUTERS
September 16, 2011 03:57

 
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WASHINGTON - Israel is urging the international community to continue aid to the Palestinians just as US lawmakers are contemplating an aid cutoff if the Palestinians press for statehood at the United Nations.

An Israeli government website on Thursday carried a report saying the Palestinian Authority already faced economic and fiscal woes, in part due to a decline in donor aid.

"Israel calls for ongoing international support for the PA budget and development projects that will contribute to the growth of a vibrant private sector, which will provide the PA an expanded base for generating internal revenue," said the Israeli report.

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