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US Fights Aid to Hamas from Allies

Three days before a Hamas-led Parliament is to be installed in the Palestinian territories, the Bush administration is struggling to maintain a united front with its European and Arab allies to make good on the threat to cut off financial aid if Hamas does not renounce its anti-Israel positions, American officials say. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is going to the Middle East next week, in part to make sure that the Saudis and other rich Gulf states do not try to make up the difference if the West cuts off its portion of the $1 billion a year in outside assistance that has kept the Palestinians afloat for several years, the American officials said. Full Story

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