Squeezing The Palestinians Could Set Off Another Intifada

On June 7, representatives from some 30 donor countries met with Yassir Arafat at the U.N. compound in Gaza City. The Palestinian Authority chief painted a grim picture of the situation in the West Bank and Gaza. He told of near-starvation conditions in parts of Gaza and warned that this was playing into the hands of Islamic radicals. He appealed to the international community to speed up its promised assistance and demanded that the Israelis fork over $30 million in tax revenues that they have been slow in transferring.

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