Sweden Considering Reducing Aid to Palestinians

(Jerusalem Post) The Swedish government may cut back on financial assistance to the Palestinians following their failure to move forward with peace negotiations with Israel, Swedish news site The Local reported. Sweden donates $107 million annually to Gaza and the West Bank, a move that Development aid minister Gunilla Carlsson says has been made to fortify the Palestinian's position in any peace talks. However, if there are no negotiations, then the Swedish demonstration of support would become meaningless, she said. "I don't want to haggle with Swedish aid money, but I can only take the perspective of the Swedish taxpayers....One wants results."

2013-06-17 00:00:00

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