Arab League chief urges world to contribute more aid for Palestinians

The head of the Arab League on Friday urged the world community to exceed a $5.8 billion aid target sought by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for his people. "I think this sum - even more than that - must be given to the Palestinians to rebuild their society," Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa told reporters in Paris. Dozens of countries were expected to send envoys to a high-level international donors conference for the Palestinians in Paris on December 17. Palestinian Authority Planning Minister Samir Abdullah was in the French capital Friday for a preparatory meeting.