Saudis give $100 million to Palestinian Authority

Saudi Arabia has delivered $100 million in aid to the government of Palestinian Authoirty President Mahmoud Abbas, a Palestinian diplomat said Saturday. The Palestinian ambassador in Saudi Arabia, Jamal Shobaki, said the Saudis made the donation in response to an appeal from Abbas. He said the money was part of an aid package promised by the Saudis two years ago, and came in addition to regular monthly stipends that Saudi Arabia sends each month.