Saturday, June 03, 2006

Egypt Pays 30% of Palestinian Salaries.

The Egyptian Red Crescent's Relief Committee under Suzanne Mubarak decided Monday to pay 30 percent of the salaries of the Palestinian Authority employees, who have been unpaid the past three months due to the West aid cutoff to the Hamas government.The committee will also send in the coming days food stuffs, medicines and medical kits to the Palestinian territories. The Palestinians have been facing serious shortages of food and medicine since the US and the EU suspended direct aid to the Hamas-led government.Israel has also stopped transferring customs duties worth around $50 million a month collected for the Palestinian Authority.