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In final hours Obama administration gave $221 million to Palestinian Authority

Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority.

GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money.

A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president.

More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations.

At least two GOP lawmakers had placed holds on the Palestinian Authority funds. Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding.

The official and the aides weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity.

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3 thoughts on “In final hours Obama administration gave $221 million to Palestinian Authority Leave a comment

  1. One only has to look into Obama’s earlier life, to see his connections with the Muslim brotherhood.
    His Presidency would have been compromised,, if that donation to the “PLO” was made years ago.
    …………………………………….
    In my opinion ; Obama is the worst US President of the modern era………!

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