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Hamas in Gaza announces compromise on US aid

world Updated: Aug 13, 2011 17:32 IST

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The Palestinian movement Hamas and the US Agency for International Development have reached a compromise to maintain the flow of aid, a senior Hamas official said Saturday.

"We've reached a compromise with USAID through the United Nations" to allow the continuation of aid, which was suspended by Washington on Friday, the official of the Islamist movement controlling the Palestinian enclave told AFP.

Hamas, as a result of the agreement, renounces for a "three month period" its demand to verify the accounts of NGOs financed by the US Agency for International Development in the Palestinian territories, he said.

A US official on Friday said USAID was halting humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip over alleged meddling by Hamas.