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Thursday, June 10, 2004

Investigations continue into EU financing of Palestinian terror

EUObserver.com via BackSpin
The Bayerische Rundfunk reported that 246 million euro of EU money, granted to the Palestinian Authority by the European Commission, ended up on fully uncontrollable bank accounts.

Contrary to specific project-based EU aid, these direct money transfers to the Palestinian Authority could be spent freely, the television report said.

The Bayerische Rundfunk said, on the basis of a letter by Mr Arafat that it had obtained, that the Palestinian leader personally ordered terrorist attacks, using the accounts where the EU money ended up.