The paper spoke of "discrete financial support to the Palestinian Authority to strengthen it against the Islamic Resistance group, Hamas.
According to the Washington Post, the money, a sum of $2 million, has been channeled through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The paper said the money was to be used to bolster the image of the PA by indirectly supporting the Fatah movement.
The paper added that the some of the money went to newspaper advertisements promoting Fatah.
The usually well-informed newspaper quoted a USAID official, James Bever, who is also mission director in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as saying that "we are not favoring any particular party, but we don't support parties that are on the 'terrorism list.' We are here to support the democratic process."
Source: Palestinian Information CenterLast Mod: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16