Haniyeh: Sudan pledged $10 million to Palestinians

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Wednesday that that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir had pledged US$10 million to the Palestinian government and people. Speaking at a press conference in the Sudanese capital, Haniyeh also said he would return to Gaza on Thursday, cutting short his trip abroad. When Haniyeh left Gaza on Nov. 28, he planned to travel for a month, but this drew criticism because of the need to conclude negotiations on a new government and the political violence raging in the Palestinian territories. In Gaza on Wednesday, Haniyeh's political adviser, Ahmed Youssef, confirmed the prime minister would return on Thursday on Friday, adding: "We need the prime minister to be here now to resolve the internal problems."