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Hamas refuses to be frozen out of salary payments

The Hamas government said it would not be frozen out of procedures to pay civil servants as French President Jacques Chirac proposed the World Bank create a special account to channel foreign aid to the Palestinians and head off an impending fiscal meltdown. “In principle we don’t have a problem with that,” Hamas finance minister Omar Abdelrazek told AFP shortly before Chirac made the expected announcement in Paris, flanked by visiting Palestinian Authority president Mahmud Abbas. Full Story

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