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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:36 PM

Obama Signs Waiver To Lift Palestinian Aid Barrier

27 April 2012 - 19H45

AFP - President Barack Obama has signed a waiver to remove curbs on funding to the Palestinian Authority, declaring the aid to be "important to the security interests of the United States."

A $192 million aid package was frozen by the US Congress after the Palestinians moved to gain statehood at the United Nations last September.

But in a memo sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, published by the White House, the president said it was appropriate to release funds to the authority, which administers the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In signing the waiver, Obama instructed Clinton to inform Congress of the move, on the grounds that "waiving such prohibition is important to the national security interests of the United States."



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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:42 PM

1. Wow! Let peace come to the middle east.This is terrific! Palestinians are people,too. Bless the USA.

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