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Aid to Palestinians Rose in ?06 Despite an Embargo
New York Times ^ | 3/20/2007 | STEVEN ERLANGER

Posted on 03/20/2007 9:13:28 PM PDT by blueminnesota

The European Union and its member states alone are subsidizing one million people in the West Bank and Gaza, a quarter of the population, as part of their effort to avoid creating a catastrophe from the embargo.

Asked if the European Union could spend any more money on the Palestinians if it recognized the new Palestinian government than it does now, a senior European diplomat laughed and said, “We’d probably spend less.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: palestinians; un; welfare
Welfare nation!
1 posted on 03/20/2007 9:13:31 PM PDT by blueminnesota
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To: blueminnesota

I don't know why I've got the ?06 there. I cut and pasted directly from the source and it should be "06.

2 posted on 03/20/2007 9:15:38 PM PDT by blueminnesota
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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3 posted on 03/21/2007 7:26:44 AM PDT by SJackson (Muslim lesser role than men in war of liberation...they manufacture men, Hamas Charter)
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