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PA Prime Minister: Foreign aid decreased at a rate of 70% in 2016 as compared to previous years

Headline: “Hamdallah updates a German delegation on the obstacles the occupation is placing in front of the economic development”
“[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah discussed the latest developments in everything related to cooperation, especially in the fields of economy and development, and particularly in the areas called ‘Area C’ (i.e., areas of the West Bank under full Israeli control), with a German delegation led by Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Thomas Silberhorn today (Tuesday) [Aug. 30, 2016]…
He emphasized that the decrease in foreign aid by a rate of 70% compared to previous years greatly influenced the ability of the government to implement development projects and advance the national economy. He called to make more efforts, especially by Germany, in order to encourage the donor countries to stand by their obligations.”

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