Germany ‘temporarily suspends’ Palestinian development aid

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Germany said Monday it was temporarily halting development aid to the Palestinian territories as it carries out a thorough review of the financial help after Hamas militants' surprise attack on Israel.

“It is being examined, that is, temporarily suspended,” said a spokeswoman from the ministry for economic cooperation and development.

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The aid included help for desalination projects, food security and job creation, and amounted to 125 million euros ($131 million).

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