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Europeans Agree on Plan to Send Money to Palestinians

The European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, pledged Wednesday to start international donor funds flowing to cash-starved Palestinian hospitals as early as Aug. 1, part of a broader relief package that will provide the Palestinian Authority with about $130 million over three months. Agreement on the financial package, details of which are still being worked out, came as long-promised donations from Arab League members began arriving in accounts controlled by the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas. His political party, Fatah, lost elections in January to the Islamist group Hamas. Full Story

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