Aid money disbursed to Palestinians

A new account set up to bypass an international boycott of Hamas has begun disbursing vital foreign aid to the Palestinians, with tens of millions of dollars expected to be used to partially pay civil servant salaries this week, the finance minister said Sunday. The move is key to restoring relations between the Palestinians and donor countries, but there is no end in sight to the boycott, which was imposed when Hamas came to power more than a year ago, Salam Fayyad told The Associated Press in an interview. Full Story

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