U.S. Aims to Use Aid Dollars to Sway Hamas

(Baltimore Sun) Paul Richter - The Bush administration and Congress began trying to use the power of Western cash Friday to push a new Palestinian government dominated by the radical Islamic group Hamas toward moderation. In Congress, members of both chambers began crafting legislation that calls for further restrictions on U.S. aid to Palestinians if Hamas does not change its ways. The measures are expected to win approval in the next few days.

2006-01-28 00:00:00

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