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Europeans Suggest Directing Aid to Abbas

The European Union is considering making direct payments to the moderate Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, as a way of supporting him while trying to maintain financial pressure on Hamas, the antiIsraeli militant group that swept to power in elections last month. The idea was raised this week by the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, after a conference call with other members of the so-called Quartet — the United States, Russia and the United Nations — that has been promoting peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians. Full Story

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