GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Monday, February 27, 2006

Sweden to increase aid to Palestinian Authority...

Obviously, the Swedish Government is allied against Israel.
Sweden’s government aid organization has pledged to provide the Palestinian Authority with over five million Euros in additional funding.

The proposal, announced on 20 February, came as a result of Israel, the US and the EU stopping aid to the Palestinians following the Hamas electoral victory.

The Swedish government is responding to a call from the United Nations to continue to aid the Palestinians and provide them with humanitarian support.

"The humanitarian situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has worsened," the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) said in a recently released statement.

The agency’s spokesman said over ten million Euros was set aside for the aid program in 2005. SIDA, the agency that distributes Swedish foreign aid, said in a press release that the aid is channeled through the UN relief agency for Palestinians, UNRWA, the UN children’s agency UNICEF and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHA.

A member of the humanitarian affairs group IDCA, Peter Lundberg said Swedish aid is required since Israel "as an occupying force does not fulfill its responsibilities.

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