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Thursday, June 17, 2010

US halts funding for Egypt-Gaza border wall

Egypt was building a wall to blockade Gaza? Who knew?

The Hamas-affiliated Palestinian Media Center quoted Israeli National Radio as reporting that the US had halted funding for the wall currently being built along Egypt's 14-kilometer border with the Gaza Strip and recalled American engineers working on the project.

According to the center, the US canceled US$500 million that had been initially allocated for the wall, deciding instead to grant the US-backed Palestinian Fatah movement US$400 million following a recent visit to the US by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great. Instead of building a wall to stop the trafficking of weapons, they decided to FUND the trafficking of weapons. Can't we arrest him YET?

 
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