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Clinton Pledges Hamas Will Not Touch Gaza Aid

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton is pledging that the $300 million the U.S. plans to give
for humanitarian aid in Gaza will not end up in Hamas' hands.
Clinton has addressed a donors conference in Egypt. She says the
Obama administration has worked with the Palestinian Authority to
make sure the money is "only used where and for whom it is
Washington views Hamas, the militant group that controls the
Gaza Strip, as a terrorist organization.
Clinton says the response to Israel's bruising January offensive
in Gaza can't be separated from "broader efforts to achieve a
comprehensive peace." Clinton says the aid can help " foster
conditions in which a Palestinian state can be fully realized."
She's also pledging $600 million in assistance for the
Palestinian Authority. All the money is subject to approval by

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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Mar 2, 2009 at 02:46 PM
    And Bill Clinton promised the world that he did not touch Monica.
  • by Chuck Location: Pike on Mar 2, 2009 at 09:20 AM
    We have been throwing money at this area for years for them to quit figthing with each other. How about helping out our wounded service member and veterans with this money.
  • by Mike Location: Georgetown on Mar 2, 2009 at 07:06 AM
    We have people suffering in our country but yet we freely give money to others. No wonder we are in such shape. I don't mind giving to others when we have it but we don't have it. When is it going to end.


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