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UN: Funding, politics harm Palestinian state-building

The Palestinian state-building effort is at increased risk, both because of Palestinian Authority financial problems and the lack of a "credible" political horizon, according to a UN report.
The report, to be submitted Wednesday to the Palestinian donor's conference meeting in Brussels, is titled "Palestinian State-Building: An Achievement at Increased Risk."  Indicating the overall downward trend, the UN added the word "increased" to the title from its last report submitted to the conference in September, which was called, "Palestinian State-Building: An Achievement at Risk."The report notes that there has been "little progress" since September 2011, and that the "political and financial pressure on the Palestinian Authority has only increased."
These factors, the report concluded, "continue to represent a serious and real threat to the Palestinian Authority's sustainability."
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