Saudis Withhold Millions from Hamas

(Middle East Newsline) - Palestinian sources said the Hamas leadership had been expecting payment of $2-5 million from Saudi Arabia in February 2004, but that the Saudis suspended payment amid U.S. pressure and the subsequent killing of Hamas leader Ahmed Yassin. "Hamas envoys have been literally begging the Saudis to honor their pledge," a Palestinian source close to Hamas said. "The Saudis are nervous about giving Hamas money after Yassin's death. They don't know who they're dealing with anymore."

2004-04-23 00:00:00

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