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US bows, agrees to give aid to the Palestinians

US bowed to pressure from its allies and agreed to support a program to funnel humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people.

india Updated: May 10, 2006 03:36 IST
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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.

First Published: May 10, 2006 03:36 IST

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