Arab states fail to respect financial pledge to Palestinian Authority
Arab aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) for the six-month period ending September totaled $145 million, less than half their $330-million commitment, an Arab League official said on Monday.
"Of the total $330 million that were pledged, the PA only received $145 million," an official at the Cairo-based League told AFP. He said Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman were the only members to have disbursed their full share of the assistance.
The 22-member Arab League agreed to provide the PA with $55 million in monthly assistance during its last Beirut summit, held in March. Aid was to be distributed from May to September. — (menareport.com)
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