Germany grants EUR 20m to Palestinian fund

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22 June 2006, BERLIN - Berlin is granting 20 million euros (25 million dollars) to an aid fund for the Palestinian territories in the interests of "freedom and more stability in the region," the German aid minister, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, said Wednesday.

22 June 2006

BERLIN - Berlin is granting 20 million euros (25 million dollars) to an aid fund for the Palestinian territories in the interests of "freedom and more stability in the region," the German aid minister, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, said Wednesday.

Wieczorek-Zeul said in parliament that the European nations had so far pledged 150 million euros for such funds, replacing official European Union aid which stalled in March after the election of the radical Hamas movement.

DPA

Subject: German news

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