From yesterday’s NZ Herald.
New Zealand has made a contribution towards an aid package to help the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority.
The World Bank approved a US$42 million ($65 million) aid package to help the Authority until Islamic militant group Hamas forms the next government.
An NZAID spokeswoman said the $500,000 from New Zealand was a standard humanitarian assistance allocation.
“The Palestinian Authority is facing a fiscal short-fall and NZAID has supported governance reform efforts and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people,” the spokeswoman said. “It’s basically for humanitarian efforts.”