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Sunday, May 08, 2005

"But we wanted to spend the money on Kassams and bomb belts!"

Palestinian officials are calling a US House of Representatives offer of $200 million in tentative aid for the Palestinians passed on Thursday a 'huge slap in the face,' due to restrictions placed on the spending of that money.

The measure restricts the money from going to the Palestinian Authority or its leader, Mahmoud Abbas, and instead calls for the money to be channeled through American aid agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGO's) and philanthropic groups.
Amazing how people who are so "desperate that they need to resort to suicide bombings" are so picky on how they can get money to help them.