US aid for Palestinians in jeopardy

Move by congress in response to bid for full UN membership called "counterproductive to peace efforts".

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    The bid for Palestinian statehood at the UN launched by Mahmoud Abbas has prompted pro-Israeli politicians in the US to take action.

    The US politicians are using legislative efforts to delay the delivery of $200m in economic aid - earmarked for food, healthcare and infrastructure projects - to Palestinians.

    This has drawn sharp criticism from the Obama administration. Palestinian officials are calling the decision "counterproductive" to Middle East peace efforts.

    Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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