Quartet discusses Western funding for Hamas gov't

April 2, 2006 23:35

Envoys from the United States, European Union, Russian and the United Nations held talks Sunday on the fate of Western funding to the Palestinians after a Hamas-led government was sworn into office. The United States and European Union have said they will halt millions of dollars in direct aid to the Palestinian Authority unless Hamas renounces violence, recognizes Israel and commits to the peace process. The envoys from the four bodies that make up the Mideast Quartet met to discuss the next steps, but officials refused to give details on the talks.

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