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  • U.S., Allies Agree to Palestinian Aid

    05/09/2006 3:39:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 50 replies · 691+ views
    AP ^ | 5/9/6 | ANNE GEARAN
    The United States bowed to pressure from its allies on Tuesday and agreed to support a new program to temporarily funnel additional humanitarian aid directly to the Palestinian people. A statement by Mideast peacemakers, issued after a day of closed-door diplomatic meetings, did not suggest precisely how much or what kind of aid they would provide. But the agreement seemed to underscore a concern that months of withholding most aid from the Palestinians, part of an effort to pressure the new Hamas-led government toward a more accommodating stance with Israel, was harming the Palestinian people. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice...