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|US attaches conditions to Palestinian aid|
|09/28/00 at 05:00:51|
|hmmm.. the US blindly supporting Israel? NEVER!|
US attaches conditions to Palestinian aid
The House of Representatives in Washington has overwhelmingly passed a measure cutting virtually all American aid to the Palestinians, if they declare statehood unilaterally.
The bill was passed by three-hundred-and-eighty-five votes to twenty-seven, and will now to the Senate for consideration there.
One of the bill's sponsors the Democratic Representative, Jerrold Nadler said it showed the United States would not support any Palestinian entity that was not created through peaceful negotiation. Earlier this month, the Palestinians agreed to delay a declaration of statehood for two months while talks with the Israelis continued.
Negotiations between the two sides remain deadlocked on a number of issues -- in particular the status of Jerusalem.
>From the newsroom of the BBC World Service
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