Money For Palestinians

Despite glitches in the Arab-Israeli peace talks, the U.S. is trying to raise $50 million to $100 million from allies to help fund the development of a Palestinian civil administration in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.S. is trying to get the funds in place because it expects a breakthrough in the next six months that would lead to interim Palestinian responsibility for such functions as health services, education, and tax collection in the territories.

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