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Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 2, 2001
Question Taken at November 2, 2001 Daily Press Briefing,

Aid to Palestinian Authority (Taken Question)

Question: Are there safeguards to ensure that the aid we provide the Palestinian Authority does not go to associated groups such as the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)?

Answer:  The United States does not provide any financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority, the Palestine Liberation Organization, or affiliated groups. U.S. financial assistance is provided to contractors and non-governmental organizations in the West Bank and Gaza for specifically identified projects and initiatives in the areas of economic growth, water resources development, democracy and governance, maternal and child health, education, and community service.

These projects are carried out under stringent management and financial controls and supervised by American officers of the U.S. Agency for International Development to ensure that the funds are utilized in accordance with U.S. government laws and regulations.

 


Released on November 3, 2001

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