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Jordan to Continue Aid to West Bank Group

From Reuters

The government of Jordan will continue to spend nearly $10 million a year on a foundation in charge of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem and the Israeli-held West Bank, an official said Wednesday.

Abdulaziz Khayyat, minister of religious affairs, said that Jordan is still committed to the Waqf religious foundation and its nearly 2,500 employees, despite King Hussein’s July 31 decision to sever legal and administrative ties with the West Bank.


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